Today’s big news is that Abby Lee Miller is in a halfway house. Despite the report from TMZ, I don’t believe it.
Here is the thing. Rich people, or even middle class working stiffs, do not go to halfway houses. Halfway houses help prisoners re-acclimate to the outside world. They get assistance with resume writing, they are sent to job fairs. They are trained on the latest technology, for example they are taught how cell phones work if they are getting out after a long stay. They are helped with finding clothes for job interviews. They may attend classes to learn a trade. There is no way Abby Lee is sleeping on a cot every night singing in and out to go to job fairs.
I believe Abby Lee is going to be on house arrest. This is from a BOP regulation:
For low need/low risk inmates, home confinement Is the preferred pre-release option . This option is currently under-utilized. Program Statement 7320. 01, Home Confinement, states supervision under home confinement may be provided by contract halfway house services, U.S. Probation or other government agencies.
This is normally accomplished via two home confinement options: placement under the supervision of an RRC or placement in the Federal Location Monitoring (FLM) program operated by U.S. Probation, where available. We must make a concerted effort to utilize these effective community placement options for appropriate inmates. In addition to reintegrating inmates more quickly into their communities, maximizing the use of home confinement for appropriate inmates will help mitigate our critical population/capacity issues.
The basic criteria for home confinement includes:
1) Appropriate release residence (e.g., positive environment free from criminal/drug use activity and a reasonable distance from the RRC , typically less than 100 miles);
2 ) No recent major disciplinary issues . This should be based on sound correctional judgment;
3) Any medical or mental health needs that can be met in the community and funded by the inmate or other documented resources, and
4 ) Secured employment is not required for placement on home confinement.
Placement should occur as close to the home confinement eligibility date as possible.
So as far as I am concerned, I’m going to need a lot more information on this. Because what we are currently being told does not make sense.
Also where to you think Abby Lee goes to eat first? I’m gonna say someplace with fried chicken.