Security and Institutional Management
The Release Management Office is responsible for making the inmate's transition from prison to the streets as smooth as possible. The transition program begins approximately 180 days prior to the inmate's release by providing them with pre-release counseling, informing them of services and assistance available in the community and coordinating transportation for released inmates. The Release Section is also responsible for reviewing the database and authorizing the release of all incarcerated state inmates. The Release Section also coordinates with all law enforcement agencies throughout the country for detainer pick-ups for those whose state sentences have expired. In addition, the Transition Assistance Section is responsible for the identification and tracking of all illegal aliens serving sentences within the department. The illegal alien is then turned over to the Immigration & Naturalization Service upon release.
Accomplishments in 1995-96: