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Full Time Work Release Program

On March 15, 1983, the County Board of Supervisors authorized the Sheriff to establish a Work Release Program, a confinement option for low-risk offenders, under the authority of the California Penal Code, Section 4024.2 Opens in new window

The objective of the Full-Time Work Release Program is to offer an alternative to incarceration while at the same time reduce the overcrowding in the County Jail System.

  • Sentence to county jail time
  • No pending court cases
  • Physically fit to perform manual labor
  • Must work 5 days a week at an assigned job site
  • Must work 8 to 10 hours a day in lieu of 1-day jail time
  • Permanent Residency
  • Reliable transportation
  • Inmates cannot be in custody for driving under the influence with injury or for excessive DUI history, for violence-related charges, for sex-related charges, or for more than two drug manufacturing charges.
Processing: (These documents will be provided when you sign up.)
  • Step 1: Complete Work Release Application
  • Step 2: Sign Promise to Appear Contract
  • Step 3: Sign Rules and Regulations [English] [Spanish]
  • Step 4: Sign Liability Waiver
  • Pay a $90 Administrative

Full-Time Work Release participants are able to find employment while on the program. The Work Release supervisor may approve a participant's request to decrease the number of work days.

Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility

Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility
  • Work Release Program
    1627 S. Hargrave Street
    Banning, CA 92220
    (951) 922-7330

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Park your vehicle in the public parking lot on Hargrave Street. Riverside County will not assume responsibility for damage or loss to any vehicle or its contents.
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