What is work release?

Work release allows non-violent offenders to live in a minimum security jail or at home, while simultaneously being employed...

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What is work release?

Work release allows non-violent offenders to live in a minimum security jail or at home, while simultaneously being employed. They go out and work during the day and then return to the facility at night. Often, the inmate can reduce his or her sentence by 50% or more by being in a work release program.

To read one study about the effectiveness of such programs,  produced by The Florida Department of Corrections and Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, go here.

 

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