Frequently Asked Questions

Who does TLC help?

  • State Intermediate Punishment (SIP) – Pennsylvania has created a diversionary sentence which may be imposed by the Courts. This is a flat two-year sentence which is divided into 4 parts each lasting 6 months. TLC is phase 3 for 6 months. These Residents are expected to attend outpatient AOD treatment and complete TLC groups which are included in your SPINW assessment. Generally, all SIP residents will have the same case manager.
  • Parole – These are residents who have been paroled directly to TLC. In order to participate in groups, the stay at TLC is a minimum of 90 days. However, to graduate from the program the resident must achieve their prescriptive program goals, work with Case Manager to develop an approved home plan, follow TLC’s rules, and exhibit appropriate behavior. In addition to TLC these residents are also supervised by a State Parole Agent from the Williamsport District Office.
  • Halfway Back – These residents who were on Parole and because of a technical violation have been referred to TLC instead of being sent to a State Prison. Normally these residents must participate in TLC programming for a period of 90 days.
  • State Intermediate Punishment – Non Residential – these SIP3NR or SIP4NR referral report to TLC, but do not reside at TLC; they reside at an approved home plan site. NR referrals report to TLC twice a week for the first month moving to once a week thereafter. Curfew is 2100 hours.

What programs are offered?

  • Beyond Violence
  • Employment
  • Parenting
  • Nutrition
  • Women’s Health
  • Voices
  • Moving On
  • A Woman’s Way- 12 Steps
  • Budgetting

What can I bring to TLC?

TLC follows a resident belongings checklist:

  • 5 AA/NA Material
  • 2 Belts
  • 1 Bible or Koran
  • 3 Books
  • 7 Bras
  • 1 of each brush/comb/pick
  • 1 carton of cigarettes
  • 1 pair of contact lens
  • 1 bottle of contact solution
  • 1 hair dryer
  • 1 hat/cap
  • 1 bottle of hair spray
  • 1 hair styling product
  • 1 jacket or coat
  • 3 pieces of Jewelry
  • 1 kufi cap or yarmulke
  • 1 shoebox of legal paperwork
  • 1 lotion
  • 3 products of makeup
  • 1 alcohol free mouthwash
  • 1 nail clipper (no blade)
  • 2 pair of pajamas
  • 7 pair of pants (jeans, sweatpants, shorts)
  • 2 pens or pencils
  • 10 pictures- unframed
  • 1 powder (talcum)
  • 1 prayer rug
  • 1 box of Qtips
  • 1 Dental Floss
  • 1 Deoderant
  • 1 Emery Board
  • 1 box of Envelopes
  • 2 pairs of prescription eye glasses
  • 1 bottle face cream/makeup remover
  • 1 box of feminine hygiene products
  • 1 pair of gloves
  • 1 hair curling iron
  • 1 robe
  • 1 each shampoo/conditioner
  • 1 shavers (electric, no trimmer)
  • 1 pack of 10 disposable razors
  • 1 shaving lotion
  • 10 shirts
  • 1 pair each of shoes (slippers, shower, athletic, work, dress)
  • 3 soap or body wash
  • 10 pair of socks
  • 1 book of stamps
  • 2 suits/dresses/skirts
  • 1 pair of sunglasses
  • 2 sweaters
  • 2 ties
  • 1 each toothbrush/toothpaste
  • 10 pairs of underwear
  • 10 undershirts/camis
  • 1 wallet/purse
  • 2 pads of writing paper/tablet

What can I not have at TLC??

Unlawful items are also considered contraband and will be turned over to law enforcement. These include, but are not limited to: unlawful drugs or weapons. Other contraband includes but not limited to: personal care products containing alcohol, DVDs or CDs, DVD players, hand held video games, loose tobacco and accessories, candles or incense, extension cords, aerosol cans.

What is free time?

  • 1st weekend- BLACKOUT. Family may visit at TLC.
  • 2nd weekend- 4 hours of free time on either Saturday or Sunday between 8am and 7pm (parole) or 8am-9pm (SIP)
  • 3rd weekend- 4 hours on Saturday and Sunday between 8am-7pm (parole) or 8am-9pm (SIP)
  • 4th weekend- 8 hours on Saturday between 8am-7pm (parole) or 8am-9pm (SIP) & 4 hours on Sunday between 8am-7pm (parole) or 8am-9pm (SIP)
  • 5th weekend- regular free time
    • Friday—5pm-7pm (parole) or 5pm-9pm (SIP)
    • Saturday— 8am-7pm (parole) or 8am-9pm (SIP)
    • Sunday—8am-7pm (parole) or 8am-9pm (SIP)

Furloughs must be earned. In addition to requirements set forth below, residents must comply with TLC rules, make progress on their prescriptive program goals, and be engaged in meaningful activity (employment/volunteering/education) consistent with their physical and mental capacity. Whether you meet these requirements, is determined by your Case Manager.

SIP may be eligible for furloughs if they the meet the following criteria:

  • Must be at TLC for a minimum of 90 days
  • Must be employed and working at least 32 hours a week (or volunteering 32 hours)
  • Must complete a Furlough Request with Case Manager to submit to SIP Coordinator to conduct a furlough investigation.
  • SIP Coordinator will go to the site and approve or deny furlough site.
  • Landline must be available.
  • Furloughs may not interfere with work, counseling, and/or medical appointments.
  • Furlough travel pass must be submitted to Case Manager for approval. D.O.C SIP Coordinator will approve any furloughs outside the district.

Parole/Halfway Back eligible for furloughs if they meet the following criteria:

  • Must be at TLC for at least 2 weeks
  • Must be employed, volunteering, and/or schooling for at least 32 hours a week; consistently
  • Not a designated Sex Offender by Board Action
  • Misconduct Free for 30 days
  • Supervision fees must be under $100
  • Parole requires it to be submitted 10 days in advance.

During weekend furloughs, a resident is still required to follow curfew hours that are set forth in this Handbook. The resident may leave furlough site as long as it’s within the 30-mile radius of furlough site- they must contact TLC when leaving the approved site and when returning to approved furlough site. Curfew checks will be made.

What are visiting hours?

  • Friday between 5pm-10pm
  • Saturdays between 12pm-10pm
  • Sundays between 12pm-8pm