Intensive Supervision Program-Inmate

The Intensive Supervision Program (ISP) is the structured supervision, monitoring, and guidance of the activities of an offender living in an approved private residence such as a house or apartment. The Department of Corrections is authorized to operate an Intensive Supervision Program pursuant to C.R. S. 17-27.5-101. Offenders may be placed on ISP upon review and approval of the Community Corrections Board in the county in which they are requesting to live. Offenders may only reside in counties that have a Community Corrections Board

Eligibility Criteria / Referral / Placement

An offender who has not yet paroled may be placed directly on Intensive Supervision Program-Inmate (ISP-I) status and is subject to the Code of Penal Discipline (COPD).

Referral from a CDOC Facility to ISP-I
  • Must be within 180 days to their Parole Eligibility Date (PED).
  • To be considered for an ISP-I plan and referral to the appropriate Community Corrections Board, an offender housed in a CDOC facility must demonstrate acceptable institutional behavior, including: 
  1. No Class I COPD convictions within the previous 18 months.
  2. No Class II COPD convictions within the previous 12 months.
  3. Participating in available CDOC recommended programs.
  4. No documented Security Threat Group activity as defined by C.S.S. 17-1-109 for two (2) years.
  5. Has not been on Management Control Unit status for two (2) years as defined by AR 600-09, Special Management.

Once a referral is made, the case is screened by a local Community Corrections Board which consists of several members of the local community. Board members are average citizens with varying professional backgrounds, including law enforcement officers, probation officers, parole officers, judges, attorneys, treatment providers, elected officials, or non-criminal justice professionals such as teachers and business owners. If the Community Correction Board accepts an offender for placement, the case is referred to a specific facility which also screens the case for acceptance. If all parties accept the referral, the offender is placed in Community Corrections as bed-space becomes available.

Ineligible for Referral or Placement from a DOC Facility
  • Tabled by the Parole Board pending successful completion of a program.
  • The proposed residence plan is not within the geographical area of the ISP-I or Community Corrections Board authorization.
  • The offender has a felony warrant/pending charges, to include and ICE detainer/notification, or any extraditable warrant/detainer/pending charges. These offenders are ineligible to be referred until the issue has been resolved. Concurrent probation/Community Corrections sentences may still be referred. 
Referral to the Intensive Supervision Program (ISP-I)

A residential offender who has not yet paroled may be placed in the Intensive Supervision Program (ISP) and is subject to the Code of Penal Discipline (COPD). 

  • Must be within 180 days of their Parole Eligibility Date (PED).
  • To be considered for ISP-I plan development, the offender will have successfully attained Level 3 or the equivalent of the Community Corrections Program Matrix and achieved stabilization.
  • Provide a residence plan for review, investigation, and approval. The offender is not authorized to financially commit to a residence of record until official approval is granted by the Division of Adult Parole and the appropriate Community Corrections Board. Transitional housing may be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be approved by a Community Parole Supervisor.
  • Movement to ISP-I will not take place before the investigative plan has been presented to the appropriate Community Corrections Board and the offender has successfully attained Level 3 or the equivalent of the Community Corrections Program Matrix. A referral will not be submitted for Community Corrections Board review unless stabilization has been achieved, as determined by the supervising Community Parole Officer and in consultation with program staff.
  • An offender may be considered for ISP-I prior to attaining Level 3 if he or she suffers from a chronic, permanent, terminal, or irreversible physical or mental illness. Cases will be staffed with the Director the Community Corrections Program and a Community Parole Supervisor.
Ineligible for Referral or Placement from a Community Corrections Program
  • The proposed residence plan is not within the geographical  area of the ISP-I or Community Corrections Board authorization for ISP-I programming.
  • If the offender has a felony warrant/detainer/pending charges, to include an ICE detainer/notification, or any extraditable warrant/detainer/pending charges. These offenders are ineligible to be referred until such other legal matters have been resolved. Concurrent probation/Community Corrections sentences may still be referred. 

For additional information, see Administrative Regulation 250-01, Intensive Supervision Program (ISP-Inmate) Referral and Placement Process.

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