The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) contracts with Residential Reentry Centers (RRCs) - which are also known as halfway houses - to provide assistance to inmates who are pending release from incarceration. Within the U.S. Probation Office for the District of Columbia, the Custody & Corrections Specialist is responsible for overseeing the operations of individuals in the Bureau of Prisons Sanctions Center Program and other RRC programs. The specialist acts as a liaison to the BOP, ensuring that inmates sentenced in and/or released to the District of Columbia are promptly and seamlessly processed to begin their term of supervision. In conjunction with the BOP, the specialist conducts pre-release programs at institutions to facilitate the reintegration of these individuals into the community.

The Custody & Corrections Specialist is also responsible for coordinating the Voluntary Surrender Program that ensures that all individuals sentenced to a period of incarceration are properly designated to the Bureau of Prisons. These persons are monitored to ensure arrival as designated.

For more information, please visit Contact Us to send an e-mail or call Supervising U.S. Probation Officer Sondra Rhodes at (202) 565-1349.