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St. Louis – July 25, 2022 – Justice-involved individuals who are finishing their prison sentence have alternative solutions called Residential Reentry Centers (RRC). As these individuals approach the end of their sentence, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) will determine for each individual whether they finish their sentence in federal prisons, or whether they transition into an RRC. Rather than releasing an incarcerated individual directly into the community, RRCs offer a safe and transitional pre-release environment to successfully help individuals back into the community.

Dismas House of St. Louis has successfully held the nation’s first BOP Contract for more than 40 years. As the nation’s first RRC, Dismas House staff has been successfully serving St. Louis residents at the local, state, and federal levels for more than 60 years.

As an incarcerated individual is approaching the end of their sentence, the BOP will determine how the end of that sentence will be managed. For many incarcerated individuals, the last portion of their sentence will be spent in a residential reentry center under BOP’s jurisdiction. Reentry programming is comprised of a deliberate, well-structured and multi-step process to achieve a desired outcome for everyone who becomes a client of an RRC and their specific set of circumstances. In addition, Dismas House staff focuses their efforts on supporting the client in the reunification and integration back into the community they will serve as a productive citizen.

Why not a direct release back into society?

Dismas House: The Only Federal RRC for the Greater St. Louis Area

As the only federal residential reentry center in Metropolitan St. Louis, the dedicated staff of Dismas House has a sole mission to help facilitate a successful second chance from federal prison back into society.
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