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Motto: "Working for a better community."
The Work Release Division is Sacramento County's alternative sentencing program for inmates. It allows qualified inmates to serve their sentences on electronically monitored Home Detention, or by participating in community work projects. Since March of 1979, these programs have provided a less disruptive and more humane way for low risk inmates to serve their commitments. Inmate counts have usually ranged from 1500-1800 on Work Project at one time, and our Home Detention count is approximately 250.
This alternative to incarceration allows the inmates to maintain employment and family relationships. The community benefits from inmate labor provided to groups such as school and park districts, churches, civic groups, and other non-profit organizations. The County benefits from reduced jail population and incarceration costs. There is also a cost recovery benefit, as inmate participants are required to pay application and daily fees.
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