I dont know about ERDCC. But we had no problems getting into the hell hole known as KCCRC. I dont know your situation, if you dont have a home plan they will automatically send them to a honor center or halfway house.
By honor house you mean the internal ones? That is all dependent on space. All the prisons are overcrowded and the honor houses are too. Someone has to get a violation and either moved to ad-seg or down another "level" inside the prison for someone to get into the honor dorms. ERDCC is no different than the other ones in the state. Once in the honor dorm, most guys are on good behavior and not acting all crazy and getting violations.
My own personal belief is that a few times a year, the staff will come in and make a sweep of the honor dorms and find things to write guys up for just to move them out of the honor dorm so they can make room for others. There is nothing to prove this, just my own thinking as it seems to happen quite a bit at the level 5's I have dealt with.
Thanks! Yes, I was referring to the internal honor house. I never thought about the fact that we have to actually wait until someone gets moved or in trouble before space will open. I have since been told they are possibly going down to 1 honor house. I did speak to the bed broker and he informed me they are down 72 beds compared to before when they had 2 honor houses.