The Work Release Program enables the offender to pay restitution, courts costs and fines, child support payments and other debts. All employed offenders are required to pay a specified percentage of each pay for room and board. The offender is also allocated sufficient funds for travel expenses during the week.
Offenders who have been ordered by the Court to work release are classified as minimum custody. The Work Release Program is a key component in reintegrating the offender back into the community.
Offenders from the Community Corrections Centers perform community service to assist county agencies and non-profit organizations. All offenders incarcerated at the Community Corrections Centers are eligible for community service work.
During 2013, there were 191,520 hours of in house community service performed by both male and female offenders. In addition, there were 30,190 hours of off campus community service completed at 30 sites. An average of 188 offenders performed community service each month.
The entrance to the Men's and Women's Community Corrections Centers is located on Almshouse Road, between S Easton and Turk Road.
If you know or are aware of an inmate who is experiencing thoughts of suicide, please call our toll-free Suicide Hotline at 215-328-8530.