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The "Second Chance to Change" initiative is the newest phase in the Department's development strategy for Intensive Program Prisons (IPP's). "Intensive Program Prisons" refers to several ninety-day programs, for which certain inmates are eligible, that are characterized by concentrated and rigorous specialized treatment services. An inmate who successfully completes an IPP will have his/her sentence reduced to the amount of time already served and will be released on post-release supervision for an appropriate time period.
These intensive treatment programs offer inmates a genuine "Second Chance to Change" for two important reasons. First, the programs are based on correctional programs that have been shown to be effective in reducing the likelihood of recidivism. Second, each participating inmate is assessed to determine areas of need and is assigned to a program that matches his or her needs.