What is a half-way house?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Prison Consultant Ed Bales explains what a half-way house is, giving an inmate the opportunity to get out and work and try to assimilate back into society.

    Host: What is a Halfway House?

    Ed Bales: A Halfway House is like being in a bad motel. It's a facility that is in the public eye. It's a facility that has small rooms, that may house one to four inmates, who are released from the prison system and given an opportunity to go out and work and report to the Halfway House to be further released to home confinement or to be just released into society.