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Community Corrections Centers

The Board requires many newly released parolees to begin their readjustment to life outside of prison in a community corrections center, or “CCC.” These facilities are operated by the Department of Corrections and private contractors approved by the Department. While CCC’s are facilities that place certain restrictions, they also offer inmates and parolees significantly more freedom and privileges than they experienced in prison. Time spent in a CCC allows the offender an opportunity to facilitate his reintegration in the community by providing “a home” with peer support while he finds employment, re-establishes ties with his family, and meets other personal needs. CCC placements also serve to provide authorities with additional evidence that an offender is ready to re-enter society. Poor behavior in a CCC may result in a parolee’s return to prison if a violation is established. Parolees who are eligible to be released directly to the community but haven’t established a suitable, approved home, can stay in a CCC until these arrangements are completed. Some CCC’s have specialized treatment programs for drug and alcohol abuse and/or problems with mental illnesses. Overall, CCC’s serve a very important role as a flexible, “half-way” placement facility for those parolees who have been released from prison but may not be ready to begin their new lives outside of a fully secure facility.
Community Corrections Centers and similar facilities privately operated under contract with the Department of Corrections (DOC) can also serve as a "halfway-back" place of confinement for those parolees who are committing certain technical violations of parole but whose behavior may not warrant an immediate return to a state correctional institution. Being detained upwards of ninety days and spending that time in treatment and counseling will often be enough of an intervention to get the parolee restabilized and ready to return to the community. The Board, in conjunction with the DOC, offers a number of programs that serve as alternatives to long-term re-incarceration with different specializations and program lengths.


For More Information
Please contact the Board's Office of Legislative Affairs and Communications
Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole
Office of Legislative Affairs and Communications
1101 S. Front St., Suite 5100
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17104-2517
(717) 787-6208