Local Role of the U.S. Parole Commission: Increasing Public Safety, Reducing Recidivism, and Using Alternatives to Re-incarceration in the District of Columbia, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District Of Columbia of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, February 3, 2010 [open pdf - 2MB]
From the opening statement of Representatives Stephen Lynch: "The purpose of today's hearing is to examine the effectiveness of residential reentry centers, or halfway houses, on public safety prisoner reentry and recidivism in the Nation's Capital.... According to the Bureau of Prisons program and policy statement on community correction centers, whenever possible, eligible inmates are to be released to the community through a community correction center [CCC], unless of course there exists a reasonable impediment. It is estimated that every year, nearly 2,500 ex-offenders return to the District after completing their sentences. There is an average of five ex-offenders per day and with many inmates regularly returning to the District, it is imperative that the Bureau of Prisons and its halfway house providers are equipped and adequately prepared to help these individuals successfully transition from confinement to community."
Serial No. 111-68
Government Printing Office, Congressional Hearings: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/chearings/index.html