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Scott London moved from prison to half way house

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The Bureau of Prisons inmate locator shows that Scott London is currently under supervision of the Long Beach Residential Reentry Management office. His scheduled release date still shows at July 23, 2015.

I don’t know when he was released from the Lompoc United States Penitentiary. My last check on February 20 showed he was still in Lompoc. He reported to prison on July 19, 2014, so he is currently at about the nine-month point of his sentence. He has about three months until his scheduled release date.

Remember he had a 14 month sentence and there is a 53 day reduction available for good behavior, which brings it down to just over 12 months in custody (assuming he minds his manners). That gets to the July 23, 2005 release date.

Why still follow his case?

I suppose if you’re still reading this post, you don’t find it boring.

Why am I still paying attention? Several reasons. Perhaps to write an update to my book.

It is worth pointing out the horrible consequences of breaking the law. While the rest of the kind of profession has just finished tax season or is winding down busy season, Mr. London was still in federal custody.

Mentioning this again is another reminder that spending a year of your life in federal prison is a rather severe consequence for an educated, upper-middle-class professional. Well deserved though it may be, it is still severe.

Reentry program

Here are a few things I’ve learned about the federal reentry program.

There are 26 Residential Reentry Management (RRM) offices around the country. Each RRM supervises a number of Residential Reentry Centers (RRC) which are contract facilities which help inmates transition. These are also called halfway houses.

Here is a description of an RRC’s duties:

The BOP contracts with residential reentry centers (RRCs), also known as halfway houses, to provide assistance to inmates who are nearing release. RRCs provide a safe, structured, supervised environment, as well as employment counseling, job placement, financial management assistance, and other programs and services. RRCs help inmates gradually rebuild their ties to the community and facilitate supervising ex-offenders’ activities during this readjustment phase.

There are 12 RRCs in California with five of them in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

The RRM offices have about 14,000 federal offenders under supervision. About 3,500 of these are in home confinement with 9,800 residing in RRCs.

Written by Jim Ulvog

April 24, 2015, 9:59 am at 9:59 am

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