Work Release Program

The Douglas County Detention Facility offers a work release program. This program is designed to assist the Courts by offering an alternative placement option for sentencing. It allows for an inmate the ability to maintain employment and provide for their families. In a balance between public safety and the need for the inmate to work, there are strict requirements for participation in the work release program, some of which include:

  • Court approval
  • No outstanding warrants
  • Acceptable criminal history
  • Acceptable/verifiable employment
  • Acceptable behavior within the detention facility
  • Comply with facility rules in addition to all State, Local & Federal Laws.

The work release inmate must pay to participate in work release. The amount varies from $15.00 – $80.00 per day depending on their annual gross income. They wear a GPS tracking monitor which requires a one-time activation fee of $75.00. All inmates in the program will be searched upon returning at the end of their work day. Items necessary for work (clothing, identification, car keys) are kept in a locked area and not allowed within the housing areas.

If an inmate is sentenced to the detention facility and approved for work release, the work release coordinator will review their booking file, criminal history and employment information. Details regarding work release fees, routine requests, and available services will be discussed. Weekend sentences are not allowed. The work release coordinator can be reached at 303-814-7043 or jbriggs@dcsheriff.net.

Any violations of the conditions of work release may result in being terminated from the program.

Douglas County Sheriff

Justice Center

4000 Justice Way
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: 303.660.7505

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Highlands Ranch Substation

9250 Zotos Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Phone: 303.784.7800

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


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