Charlie Company is a halfway house for Vietnam War veterans located on a farm north of Ventura, California, roughly 40 miles from Los Angeles. The facility is operated by retired Colonel Gordon Scales. It houses 24 resident inmates at a time, thirty to forty per year, all veterans of Viet Nam combat. There is a staff of three including Scales. The inmates work in vegetable fields and have religious instruction. It has a recidivism rate of 11%. Inmates are referred from state and federal parole agencies, and Scales has final say on who is accepted into the program.