214 East 4th St
Marion, IN 46952
(765) 662-9836 Fax: (765) 668-6538
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
What is Work Release?
Work Release is a sentencing alternative. The work release program serves inmates who have been convicted of non-violent felonies or misdemeanors. It is the most severe and restrictive program in our local justice system, one step removed from total incarceration. Work release provides incarcerated offenders with the opportunity to maintain employment while minimizing the risk to the community and maximizing the opportunity for rehabilitation for the incarcerated offender. The work release inmate will support their family and thus contribute to the community instead of adding another burden. The inmate will also pay daily fees to help recoup the county's cost for jail expenses. these fees are based on income. The offender needs to complete an application which is then processed by a screening committee. Offenders that have been, at any time, convicted of a violent or sex offense do not qualify. Once accepted to this program the employer and offender must sign and agree to the contract rules.