Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS)

PRCS is run by your local county probation office and the rules vary from county to county across California. We have tried to provide information here that will be helpful to all as general rules and guidelines, but we encourage you to ask people in your particular county probation office about how PRCS operates locally, and what services or programs are available to you there.

  1. Basics of PRCS

    1. What is Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS)?

    2. Who will be released from state prison to county supervision on PRCS?

    3. Who will not be released from state prison to county supervision on PRCS?

    4. When is the PRCS vs. Parole assessment done?

  2. After Release: What to Expect in Your First Days Out on PRCS

    1. What must I do when I first get out on PRCS?

    2. Where will I be released to on PRCS?

    3. Can I request that CDCR send me to PRCS in a different county than where they want to send me?

  3. Length of PRCS

    1. How long does PRCS supervision last?

    2. Can I get off PRCS early?

  4. Conditions of PRCS

    1. What conditions must I follow if I am on PRCS?

    2. Is there a document where I can find all my PRCS conditions?

    3. Can I challenge a PRCS condition?

    4. How do I challenge a PRCS condition?

    5. What could happen if I do not follow the conditions of my PRCS?

  5. Transferring Locations on PRCS

    1. How do I transfer my PRCS to another county in California?

    2. How do I transfer my PRCS to another state?

  6. Violations & Revocations of PRCS

    1. If the probation department pursues the case in court, do I have the right to a hearing for a PRCS violation petition?

    2. Do I have the right to a free attorney if I can’t afford one at a PRCS violation hearing?

    3. If the judge finds that I have violated the terms or conditions of my PRCS, what are possible punishments?

    4. How can I challenge a court decision revoking my PRCS, or a decision by the hearing officer after a PRCS violation hearing?