The MCRP is a voluntary program for male inmates who have approximately 365 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 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. MCRP’s help participants successfully reenter the community from prison and reduce recidivism.
The program length is 365 days to 30 days prior to the Earliest Possible Release Date (EPRD).
All levels of eligible inmates who have approximately 365 days, but no less than 30 days, of their State prison sentence remaining may volunteer for placement. The ineligibility criteria are as follows:
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.
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
An offender who is serving, or has served, their time on good behavior has access to many rehabilitative services and programs if they are determined to be in need.In-Prison Services
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Technology has opened the door to more educational opportunities while simultaneously reducing government spending. Below is a list of technology initiatives at CDCR.