Skip to main content

User login

Former BCC President Moved To Halfway House

March 21, 2014 by admin

By Joe Malanaphy
     Peter F. Burnham, former president of Brookdale Community College was sentenced to a five-year prison term in November of 2012 after being charged with official misconduct and theft by deception. 
     Under terms of his sentencing, Burnham was not eligible for parole until having served at least two years of his sentence, and was being held in South Woods State Prison in Bridgeton
     According to information obtained through the Department of Corrections as of March 1, Burnham is no longer residing at South Woods and has been moved to the Fletcher House in Camden.
     The Fletcher House is a Residential Community Program (RCP,) also known as a halfway house. 
     Steven Secare, the attorney who represented Burnham, was reached for comment on his client’s relocation. However, Secare could not confirm that Burnham had in fact been moved, and said “I don’t know that honestly, but it wouldn’t surprise me.”
     “That’s really common as they get toward the end of their sentence; he’s about ready to get to a halfway house,” said Secare.
     “They do that if you have a good record in prison,” and “the prisons are filled, so as people get closer to the end of their sentence they tend to move them to halfway houses, especially those with a good record or good behavior,” Secare said.
     In a statement through email, Charles Webster, the Public Information Officer at the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office, also confirmed that Burnham has in fact been moved.
     “Burnham is presently at the Fletcher House, an 84-bed residential release program for inmates who are within 18 months of their parole eligibility date,” Webster said.
     It is still not clear as to when exactly Burnham was moved, but more information will be made available as it is released.
Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes