State Intermediate Punishment is a program called SIP which is helpful for inmates in the Pennsylvania State Prison system with drug or alcohol problems. If you have been convicted of a drug-related offense and are looking for options other than State Prison, there are different types of programs that you may be eligible for. drug delivery resulting in death One of these programs is known as State Intermediate Punishment (SIP). The SIP program is designated for those who have been convicted of a drug-related offense and are low-level inmates. If you have been convicted of any violent offense, sex offense, or an offense involving the use of a deadly weapon, you are likely disqualified for this program.