Wednesday, April 1, 2009

After Camp Hill... the Next Step

Once classification is completed and room becomes available, convicted murders' Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes will likely be moved to another facility. Once they get to their respective prison(s), they'll meet with a corrections counselor that will help them make a Correctional Plan:

The Correctional Plan is intended to serve as a "road map" for the inmate to help him chart behavior and program activities during his life in custody. The Correctional Plan lists problems and treatment needs to be worked on by the inmate and recommends specific programs that the inmate needs to attend. Additionally, the Correctional Plan makes it clear that the inmate is expected to maintain good housing, work and school evaluations and remain misconduct free.

In addition to the program needs, the Correctional Plan looks at the inmate’s custody level and interests. The Correctional Plan is signed by both the inmate and the counselor and is reviewed and updated at least once a year. The Correctional Plan includes maintaining good behavior, going to school if needed and having a job in the facility. The results of the Correctional Plan are given to the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole so that the Board knows whether the inmate has worked on his/her program and how the inmate has behaved while in prison. This will help decide if the inmate is ready to be released or needs to serve more time.

[PC Notes: Since Harlow and Joe have both been sentenced to spend the rest of their lives in prison, it's unlikely the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole would ever consider a release... but then again you never know.]

Source: Prison Handbook for Families and Friends