Work Release Program

The work release program offers judges an alternative placement option for sentencing. It allows inmates 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.

What it takes to get work release:

  • 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 local, state and federal laws

The inmate must pay to participate in work release. The amount varies from $15.00 to $80.00 per day depending on their annual gross income. Inmates 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 approved for work release, the coordinator will review their booking file, criminal history and employment information. The jail does not allow sentences to be served on weekends. Any violations of the conditions of work release may result in being terminated from the program.

The work release coordinator can be reached at 303-814-7073 or