I know someone who is imprisoned due to a violation of probation. The original charge was a 5 year sentence for trafficking cocaine. They state that there is a "furlough" in which there will be 6 months removed from the sentence. I have searched on google but cannot find any information on that law. Can anyone offer information on a furlough law for criminal inmates?
Furlough in general is the prison releasing you for a period of time usually due to a family/social reason. (Parents funeral/visitation etc) they can usually last from a couple of hours to a week. I've never heard of someone being released for 6 months on this. He may be thinking of something like a halfway house where prisoners are allowed to live and operate outside of the prison and begin the transition back to normal society (getting a job, connections to family etc.) These persons usually still have a strict check in policy which could be viewed as a sort of Furlough.
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