The Male Community
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The Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) is designed to provide or arrange linkage to a range of community-based, rehabilitative services that assist with substance use disorders, mental health care, medical care, employment, education, housing, family reunification, and social support. The MCRP is designed to help participants successfully re-enter the community from prison and reduce recidivism.

The MCRP is a voluntary program for Male inmates who have approximately 180 days left to serve. The MCRP allow eligible inmates committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in the community in lieu of confinement in state prison.

The MCRP is a Department of Health Care Services licensed Alcohol or Other Drug treatment facility with on-site 24-hour supervision. Participants are supervised by on-site correctional staff in combination with facility contracted staff.

Click [ HERE ] for printable information on MCRP.


  • Butte County (in partnership with Butte County Probation Department)
  • Kern County
  • Los Angeles County
  • San Diego


The program length is 180 days to 30 days prior to the Earliest Possible Release Date (EPRD).


All levels of eligible inmates who have approximately 180 days, but no less than 30 days, of their State prison sentence remaining may volunteer for placement. The ineligibility criteria are as follows:

  • An inmate whose County of Last Legal Residence (CLLR) does not have a MCRP or is not served by a multi-county MCRP. An inmate approved for a transfer of supervision to a county which is served by a MCRP is eligible
  • Has a PC Section 290 registration requirement, an R suffix, or current or prior conviction for a sexually violent offense as defined in subdivision (B) of the Welfare and Institutions Code Section 6600
  • California Static Risk Assessment score of five (high violence)
  • Has an escape history within the last five years, or mandatory minimum placement score (MMPS) noted for Escape
  • Has an active or potential felony hold, warrant, or detainer
  • Has in-custody misconduct (Division A-C offenses) within the last 12 calendar months, except physical possession of alcohol and possession of drugs (Trafficking offenses remain exclusionary)
  • Has been released from Security Housing Unit/Psychiatric Security Unit (SHU/PSU) within the last 12 calendar months
  • Validated Security Threat Group I (STG I) pursuant to California Code of Regulations,
    Title 15 Subsection 3378(c)


Inmates determined eligible for placement will be reviewed by the Institutional Classification Committee and if approved for placement, referred to the Classification Staff Representative for endorsement. All participants are subjected to mandatory electronic monitoring and must agree to the monitoring as a condition of placement.

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Rehabilitative programs are the best way for an offender to be prepared for success upon release. The link below explains this process with an easy-to-follow diagram

See Rehabilitative Process

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