Candidates must meet stringent guidelines for consideration in the program. Essentially, a candidate must be a model prisoner. The Louisiana Department of Corrections determines eligibility. Some considerations include time of conviction, length of sentence, and the inmate’s conduct record.
The Department of Corrections conducts interviews of all inmates who are eligible for such a program. Eligible inmates are then screened to ensure they meet all the requirements before a final decision is made.
Additionally, wardens of local jails can recommend DOC inmates for screening if they are eligible for the program.