The Metropolitan Detention Center's Community Custody Program (CCP) provides an innovative approach to incarceration. The program provides an opportunity for screened, low-risk inmates to serve their sentences or pre-sentence outside of the jail walls in the community. Inmates in the program are monitored on a daily basis to ensure the public’s safety. Inmates in the CCP program live at home while getting the help they need to overcome challenges that have kept them from being successful productive citizens. This includes getting their GEDs and receiving substance abuse counseling.
All CCP offenders are randomly drug tested twice a week and monitored for alcohol on a daily basis. All CCP offenders are supervised 24/7 via GSP tracking. If offenders violate CCP rules, they will lose their CCP privileges and can be returned to the Metropolitan Detention Center.
CCP offenders are required to participate in community service. The offenders who are part of the “clean team” are often seen throughout Bernalillo County cleaning up and improving the appearance of various sites around town. CCP offenders also work at the Roadrunner Food Bank and other locations learning valuable job skills. CCP officers assist the inmates in the program with exploring and securing employment opportunities.
Nearly 10,000 inmates have participated in CCP since 2007. It costs $17 a day to supervise an offender in the CCP program compared with $52 per inmate per day to incarcerate an offender at MDC.