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Old 03-03-2006, 10:45 AM
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Question Halfway Houses

I would like to know if there are any Halfway Houses in the Bangor area for sex addicts who may be getting out of prison. So far all I can find online are places for people with alcohol and drug addictions.

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There are no "Halfway" houses in Maine. Halfway Houses are normally transitional places for parolee's (which Maine does not have) that many states use to slowly allow parolee's reenter the community. The Alcohol and Drug Abuse "houses" your referring to are inpatient treatment facilities. There are no inpatient treatment facilities for Sex Offender Treatment in Maine or any state that I'm aware of. It's comparing apples to oranges with Sex Offenders and Drug Addicts. Sex Offenders can seek Sex Offender Treatment which is normally a group environment and it's Out Patient Treatment.

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Default Not for sex offenders

The only thing that comes close is Central Maine PreRelease in Hallowell. But that's for graduates of the CRA program in Windham, and for those on work-release.
It's possible someone sentenced for a sex crime could be transferred to there, but that's at the discretion of the DOC.
There are privately run "halfway houses" but those are mainly for drug and alcohol offenders.
Sorry we couldn't be of more help.
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The only true "halfway houses" in the Maine area are the federal halfway houses, those do exist. There are treatment facilities, but not halfway houses.

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Try calling a local halfway house and asking them if 1. it would be appropriate for this person to enter they might "use the recovery 12 step program" to their own adddiction while there or 2. ask the staff if they recommend any local .. out patient tx.. centers locally to you. Sex addictions centers are not too common (halfway houses ) that i know of in this area ....... however there could / be some
12 step sex/love / addict recovery meetings in your area.. check it out
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Thank you all so much. I'd forgotten I'd posted here. You have all been very helpful. My friend is incarcerated in a Texas prison. While there, he has established the first ever Sex Addicts Anonymous program at the prison. He has been in therapy for over 7 years now. He has never denied what he did or how horrible it was and how he destroyed his victim's life. He has been incarcerated for 16 years now and is in review for parole (this is his second review). He would like to eventually move to Canada where he has citizenship there. I've had a very hard time coping with what he did and what drove him to it. He is a childhood friend.

At any rate, thank you all again.
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well he can't move to canada they won't allow convicted felons into their country.
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