The Department of Corrections shall establish a short-term transitional leave program. The program shall provide adults in custody with an opportunity to secure appropriate transitional support when necessary for successful reintegration into the community prior to the adult’s discharge to post-prison supervision.
The Department of Corrections shall identify each adult in custody who is eligible for the short-term transitional leave program and shall, in conjunction with the supervisory authority for the county to which the adult in custody will be released, assist each eligible adult in custody in preparing a transition plan and in identifying and applying for an employment, educational or other transitional opportunity in the community.
If the transition plan for the adult in custody is approved by the department and is an essential part of successful reintegration into the community, the department may grant a transitional leave no more than 120 days before the discharge date of the adult in custody.
An adult in custody is not eligible for transitional leave before having served six months of prison incarceration.
The department shall adopt rules to carry out the provisions of this section. The rules must include a set of release conditions for adults in custody released on transitional leave status. An adult in custody on transitional leave status is subject to immediate return to prison for any violation of the conditions of release.