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OCP Inmate Responsibilities at RCRP

Responsibilities of RCRP Inmates

  • Adhere to all program guidelines
  • Complete all phases of treatment
  • Participate in educational and/or vocational programs as required
  • Remain drug/alcohol free
  • Perform community services
  • Attend Job Skills Training prior to employment, if assigned
  • Participate in employment and/or education/vocational training if eligible
  • Obtain necessary transportation as approved by the RCRP Director

Responsibilities of Employed RCRP Inmates

  • All employed inmates must:
  • Open and maintain a savings account
  • Pay 16.67% of their net weekly wages towards fines, penalties and/or restitution if applicable
  • Pay a weekly maintenance fee to the RCRP (30% of weekly net wages)
  • Pay child support and any child support arrears
  • Pay all state and federal taxes

Inmates cannot be employed

  • By family members
  • At a location used by correctional facilities
  • Outside the State of New Jersey
  • In establishments licensed by the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (NJABC) in the capacity of
    • Serving, selling or soliciting the sale of any alcoholic beverage;
    • Participating in the mixing, processing or preparation of alcoholic beverages;
    • Providing private security or admission-monitoring services for the premises; or
    • Providing or participating in any management or professional services.
  • Any location NJDOC deems inappropriate

Community Service

  • Inmates in most RCRPs must perform two (2) hours per week of community service.

Urine Monitoring

  • RCRP inmates are required to submit urine samples
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