Programs & Volunteers
The Department of Corrections provides many types of programs to its offender population. The majority of the programs are provided by volunteer instructors. We have been fortunate in that the community has been very responsive for our need for volunteers to run Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Decision Making, Yoga, etc.
- Facilities and Programs Review
- Work Search / Release
Work Search / Release Program
The Work Search/Release Program is an earned incentive and only those offenders that demonstrate good work habits and meritorious behavior will be granted access to the program.
The Work Search/Release Program is designed to instill personal responsibility, provide supervision and discipline, and opportunities for the rehabilitation and transition for the offenders. Through this program, offenders will be able to gain employment while being incarcerated. This will allow the transition from incarceration to the community to be a successful one for the offenders.
- Contact with our Department is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- The staff conducts site checks, via phone conversation or personal contact with the Supervisor at the employment to monitor the offender's progress.
- A portion of the offender's income is displaced back to the county and towards the program costs.
- All offenders are tested on a regular basis for substance abuse.
- All offenders are required to have reliable transportation.
- All offenders are required to report to work, everyday, unless an extreme emergency will prevent them from doing so.
- All offenders can work up to 6 days a week with no more than 50 hours per week.
- There is a tax write-off for hiring felons. It is 40% of all wages paid up to $6,000 for offenders working 400 hours or more. Or the employer can claim 25% of all wages paid if the offender works for the minimum of 120 hours. Maximum credit is $2,400 per offender.
The goal of this program is to put an offender to work in a meaningful way so they have the ability to become a productive member of society. Your help in this endeavor can only lead to success.