The Alternative Sentencing Program allows offenders the opportunity to maintain their employment and/or education/treatment. These programs are carefully supervised and include monetary fees, which shall be determined by a case assessment. The Work Search Program provides the offender the opportunity to search for employment while serving a jail sentence and must be authorized by the court. The Work Search Program is an extension of the Work Release Program and is allowed only when bed space is available. Even though the courts may have issued written recommendation to participate in a program, the Denver Sheriff Department has final approval on all individual’s acceptance on a case-by-case basis.
Only those individuals who have been referred by the court should fill-out the Alternative Sentencing Program application. Applications cannot be completed more than one week prior to the defendant’s remand date.
The criteria for the Work Release Program include, but are not limited to, the following:
If you are paid weekly, you are required to have one week’s worth of room and board fees and the cost of one UA on your inmate account prior to placement on the program. If you are paid biweekly, you are required to have the cost of two week’s worth of room and board fees and the cost of one UA on your inmate account prior to placement on the program.
If you are required to wear electronic monitoring, you will be required to have the initial start up fee prior to placement on the program.
Work Search participants and Education/Treatment Release participants are required to have the cost of two UA’s on their inmate account prior to placement on the program.
After your employment has been verified it will take up to four business days.
Do not bring any extra clothing when you book in. We suggest you coordinate with a family member or friend to have extra sets of clothing dropped off at your job site for you to retrieve on your first day back to work. You may have up to three sets of clothing in the facility at any given time. You will be given the opportunity to wash your clothes upon returning from work.
All hygiene items must be purchased through the commissary.
No, you cannot have cash dropped off at the jail. A postal money order may be purchased on your behalf and dropped off at the Main Jail lobby. Your name and CD# must be printed on the front of the postal money order. Cash may be deposited directly into the kiosk machine in the Main Jail lobby.
Cell phones must be turned off before entering the facility. Your cell phones must stay in your locker, it is not allowed in the dorm. No other electronic devices are allowed in the facility at any time.
Yes, you may request one extra hour on your payday to cash your check or withdraw your direct deposit. All of your wages earned, minus $50, must be submitted in the form of a postal money order to be deposited into your inmate account.
Participants on Education Release are allowed to bring in one school book. No metal binders are allowed. Recreational reading material must be mailed in and approved by the Mail Room staff.
Personal visits may be scheduled through the visitation line, 720-913-3791, or through the Denver Sheriff Department website at www.denvergov.org/sheriff.
Denver 311 Help Center: 3-1-1
Outside Denver: (720) 913-1311
TTY Service: (720) 913-8479
Captain Frank Rolando
Sergeant Byron Shannon
10500 Smith Road
Denver, CO 80239
Hours of Operation:
M-F 6:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Phone: (720) 913-8950
Fax: (720) 913-8920
For a sign language interpreter or Spanish language interpreter please contact Melissa Ortega at 720-337-0094 to make the request at least 5 days prior to the meeting.
Denver 311 Help Center Call 3-1-1
Outside Denver Call (720) 913-1311
TTY Service: 720-913-8479