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Work Release Program

The Work Release Program allows inmates, who are sufficiently trusted and can be sufficiently monitored, to work at a place of employment in the community, returning to this facility when their shift is complete.

This program helps inmates to reintegrate into the community, provides a reliable workforce to employers, and generates taxable income from inmates.


For Inmates, Employers & Community

Employer Benefits

  • Steady, reliable workforce
  • Option of hiring for full- or part-time shifts
  • We screen candidates to match your company’s needs

Community Benefits

  • Inmates will be paying state and federal taxes
  • Child support, court costs, and fines are paid
  • Taxpayers are reimbursed through “room and board” payments

Work Release Inmate vs. Temporary Worker Service

  • No administrative fees
  • Drug & alcohol testing of all workers
  • Consistent worker pool

Inmate Benefits

  • Worker gets back out into the community
  • Working helps inmates to build a firm foundation to re-integrate back into society
  • Failure to follow the rules and regulations will result in termination from the program and transfer back into jail house

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