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Release Division
700 North 5th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
916 • 874 • 1402

Public hours of operation:
7 :00am - 4:00pm
Monday - Friday

Sheriff’s Work Project program has resumed and we are currently running work crews, utilizing restrictions/precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Anyone with questions can call 916-874-1400 for further information.

The Work Release Division consists of:
Alternative Sentencing Program
Child Support Revenue Recovery Detail
Home Detention
Sheriff's Work Project
Power Program
Toy 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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