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  • Phone: 970-328-8500
    Fax: 970-328-1448

    Sheriff's Office
    0885 E Chambers Ave.
    P.O. Box 359
    Eagle, CO 81631

    info@sheriff.eagle.co.us

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Work Release Program

The purpose of the Work Release Program is to allow non-violent misdemeanor and low-level felony offenders to serve their jail time in a manner that is productive for the offender and the community. In this program, offenders are allowed to leave the jail to go to work for up to 12 hours each day, 5-6 days per week. All time spent away from the jail must be pre-approved based on verification of schedules by the employer. A GPS ankle monitor is used to ensure compliance with program rules at no additional cost.  The Work Release Coordinator will determine the amount to be paid and a payment schedule will be set up at the time of acceptance into the program.  Sentences of less than 30 days will require full payment at the time of acceptance. These fees help to reduce the expense of housing offenders, and ultimately reduce the burden on the taxpayers.

Before you enter into the Work Release Program, you must telephone the Work Release Deputy to make an appointment for an interview.  Call the Work Release Deputy at 970-328-8574, Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.  This interview must occur at least 72 hours prior to the start of your sentence.  You may be denied work release if you fail to do this.

Bring your paperwork from the court. The paperwork you bring to your interview must include your mittimus.

You must have been sentenced to at least 10 days to be eligible for work release.

The Jail Administrator retains the discretion to determine whether the inmate will actually be placed in the Work Release Program.  However, the judge must approve the ability to apply to the Work Release Program on the mittimus.  The Work Release Deputy will not place an individual on work release if that person is precluded from doing so by the court, or has certain felonies, history of introduction of contraband or sex assault charges or history.

The Eagle County Work Release Program is a very strict program and requires the stringent criteria be met to remain in the program.  Not all applicants are accepted, and it is not automatic.  If you have any questions, please call our office before your sentence date.  There is limited space and a waiting list at times.

For more information, please contact the Work Release Deputy at 970-328-8574.