Term Work/Education Release Centers
Code FF-0500.1250-950
Definition Community based facilities that provide a residential alternative to incarceration or other sanctions for nonviolent offenders who work or go to school and return to the center at the end of each work or school day or when not occupied in an approved activity in the community. The centers help inmates who are employable obtain and hold jobs which allow them to earn income, reimburse the state for part of their confinement costs, build savings and develop more positive living habits as well as reconnect with the community. An offender can be ordered by a court to participate in work release or can be classified to the program by correctional officials. Some offenders enter work release after a prison stay; others come directly from the community.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 10/8/19
Use References Huber Release Centers
Offender Halfway Houses
Transitional Facilities for Offenders
Work Release Centers
Work Release Centres
Work/School Release Centers
Work/School Release Centres
See Also References Intermittent Sentencing/Work Furlough Programs (FF-0500.3400)
External Classification Terms Alternative Sentencing/Supervision (NPC I03.03)
Correctional Facilities (NTE I30)
Criminal Justice & Corrections (NPC I03)
Detention of Law Violators and Alleged Law Violators (UW 6.1.02.09)
Half-Way Houses for Offenders & Ex-Offenders (NTE I31)
Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (AIRS LE-450)
Legal/Public Safety (CAN LP-450)
Transitional Care of Offenders (UW 6.1.02.14)
Related Concepts Labor and Employment
Organization/Facility Type
Facet Organization/Facility Type
Comments
Bibliographic References "Community Correction Punishments: An Alternative to Incarceration for Nonviolent Offenders", Marcus Nieto, May, 1996, http://www.library.ca.gov/CRB/96/08/index.html

"Intermediate Sanctions Throughout the United States", Kansas Sentencing Commission, Revised, November 1997, http://www.msccsp.org/resources/survey.pdf

"Work Release: Recidivism and Corrections Costs in Washington State", by Susan Turner, PhD and Joan Petersilia, PhD, National Institute of Justice Research in Brief, December, 1996, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles/150855.pdf

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