700 North 5th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
916 • 874 • 1402
Public hours of operation:
7 :00am - 4:00pm
Monday - Friday
The Work Release Division consists of:
Alternative Sentencing Program
Child Support Revenue Recovery Detail
Sheriff's Work Project
The mission of the Work Release Division is to provide quality
alternative correctional programs for Sacramento County by working
in partnership with government agencies, the citizens of the community
and local public organizations.
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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