The Work Release Program allows someone in our care to continue working at their job while incarcerated. Those interested in joining the program must fill out an application (see below)–assignment to the program may take up to four business days once employment has been verified.
For more details on this program, see the Program Information section.
Not sure if you're in the right place? Check out the Alternative Sentencing Program.
The criteria for the Work Release Program include, but are not limited to the following:
Work Release Room and Board:
Work Release Electronic Monitoring:
Urinalysis (UA) Fees
If you are paid biweekly, you are required to deposit two weeks of fees for room and board and two UA tests into your inmate account prior to beginning the program.
If wearing electronic monitoring, an initial start-up fee will be required prior to placement on the program.
In order to participate in the Work Search Program, a recommendation for the program must be authorized by the courts and specified on a sentencing mittimus.
Participants are given 14 days of work search including employment and career education services.
If noncompliant with the program policies, participants are subject to removal from the program.
Unless specified by the court, only inmates sentenced through County Court are eligible for the Sheriff Home Detention Program., which may allow you to work, if employed.
Here is some information on eligibility and policies of the program:
How long until I can return to work after booking in?
It will take up to four business days after employment has been verified.
How many sets of clothing can I bring to jail?
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.
Can I bring in shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc.?
All hygiene items must be purchased through the commissary.
Can I have people drop off cash?
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. Learn more about Money Accounts & Calling Cards.
Can I have a cell phone/laptop/tablet/MP3?
Cell phones must be turned off before entering the facility. Your cell phone must stay in your locker, it is not allowed in the dorm. No other electronic devices are allowed in the facility at any time.
Will I be given time to cash/deposit my paycheck?
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.
Can I bring in books?
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.
Am I allowed personal visits in the facility?
Personal visits may be scheduled through the visitation line by calling 720-913-3791. Get more information on the Jail Visit Request webpage.
Please complete this application in full and submit no more than one week prior to your sentence date. It is important that you are truthful and complete the entire application. The information submitted in this application will be thoroughly investigated. If it is determined that you knowingly falsified any information, you may be denied entry into the Work Release Program.