Re-Entry And Pre-Release Program
For questions regarding an inmate's mandatory release, please call 334-353-9739.
This link is intended to provide general information about the
Department of Corrections Pre Release and Reentry Program. The Pre
Release and Reentry Program offers’ information to inmates about life
enrichment classes, community resources and reentry services that is
available throughout the State. This program provides an opportunity for
inmates to gain basic living skills on how to successfully transition
back into the community after release from corrections. Information is
also provided on the following “HOW TO’S”:
- Access immediate food, clothing and shelter
- Obtain a driver's license or personal identification card
- Access faith based mentoring and support
- Obtain medical and/or dental care
- Access substance abuse treatment and mental health services
- Look for job placement, vocational training and career
- Re-establish parental rights and child custody
The Division of Reentry’s vision is to help all we serve to achieve a successful reintegration into society beginning with the first day of incarceration.
The Division's mission statement addresses three key areas. We focus on forming community partnerships. By formalizing partnerships across Alabama, we are gaining
resources to assist the returning inmate population with barriers. This is also beneficial in educating society about barriers that exist. The next area of focus
for the Division is empowering our population by providing the inmates within our care the needed education or vocational training and other correctional treatment
in the most effective manner. The Reentry Division strives to empower the individuals we serve by connecting them to the resources obtained within their communities.
As a Division, we support our population, their families, and overall society through assistance, guidance, and education. As a Department, we provide evidence and
researched based best practices programming to empower to the inmate population with prosocial thinking, coping, and life skills. Providing successful reintegration
into society is the overall goal of the Division. Our Division works with the inmate population to enhance communities by aiding in the transition of the individuals
becoming pro-social members of society. A successful end result will translate into safer cities, county, and state.
Institutional Pre Release and Reentry Services Criteria for Participation
- EOS Inmates
- Parole Candidates
The reentry program also aims to provide transitional case management
services. Transitional case management will consist of identifying
an inmates basic and technical needs and linking him with targeted
resources prior to his release. If an inmate’s primary needs for
survival are initially addressed (including food, clothing and shelter),
he/she will have a greater success in obtaining a job, establishing a
career and maintaining a crime free quality of life.