This chart is an overview of the timeframe, facility, programs offered, and contact opportunities for each phase of the offender journey, and the help available to offenders at the time of their release.
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|Sentencing Phase||Diagnostic Phase||Assigned Facility Phase||Reentry Phase||Release Phase|
|Timeframe||Up to 30 days||3 to 4 weeks||3 to 4 weeks||+24 weeks||1 day|
Where the offender is located
|A local jail, waiting for transfer to a diagnostic facility.||A diagnostic prison for an assessment of needs.||A diagnostic prison for an assessment of needs.||A minimum to close security facility, county, state, or private correctional facility.||A transitional center, minimum to close security facility, county, state, or private correctional facility.|
Programs or services offered
|None||Health and risk assessment and reentry planning.||Health and risk assessment and reentry planning.||Career Skills, Drug Abuse Counseling, Sex Offender Therapy, Work Detail, Medical, Education||Residential plans, release schedules, and benefits assistance.|
|Permitted contact?||Phone and/or in-person visits, per the facility's rules.||None, outgoing emergency contact only.||None, outgoing emergency contact only.||Phone, video, or in-person visits.||Phone, video, or in-person visits.|