North Carolina Division of Prisons
Last Updated February 14, 1997
Prison Program Description: Study Release
|Purpose||Study release allows inmates to participate in academic or vocational training
programs away from the correctional facility and not supervised by a correctional
employee or an agent of the Department of Correction.|
Participation||Prisons policy require:|
- The inmate must be in the final stage of minimum custody and must have
participated in other community based activities outside the correctional
- The inmate must have the potential for release through parole, work release
or sentence expiration following the completion of the designated study
|Program Operation||Eligible inmates requests must be reviewed to determine if:|
- The course of study which the inmate wishes to pursue is not available on
site at an appropriate correctional facility.
- The course of study for the participant will significantly enhance the inmate's
opportunity of being a productive citizen upon release.
- There is reasonable cause to believe that the inmate has the capability of
successfully completing the designed study release program.
- There is reasonable cause to believe that the inmate will honor all the
conditions for the study release participation and not abuse the privilege.
Inmates request study release through their Division of Prisons case manager.
Prison managers must be review and approve the request.