Work Release

DUE TO COVID-19, Work Release is suspended until further notice.

Work release poses the largest potential impact to introducing COVID-19 into the facility. Because individuals on Work Release have daily unsupervised contact and exposure to the public, and are in/out of the facility daily, the potential for individuals to bring COVID into the population is greater than other programs. Until we can mitigate this, or have options for dedicated/isolated housing, this program is on hold. As appropriate, Electronic Home Monitoring is recommended as a potential option in lieu of Work Release.

About the Program

The Work Release program is an alternative sentencing option that allows an offender to continue their employment and treatment while incarcerated at Geiger Corrections Center. Offenders are allowed to leave the facility to work, attend treatment or other authorized activities in order to maintain community ties.

Offenders participating in Work Release are supervised by a case manager who completes a needs assessment and directs offenders to the appropriate treatment services and structured programs. Case managers monitor the offenders to ensure program compliance and completion. Random drug testing is used to identify illegal drugs or alcohol consumption. Offenders participating in Work Release are required to pay $15 per day ($150 per day if sentenced out of Spokane County), to defer incarceration costs.

Work Release Requirements

  • Appropriate offense conduct.
  • No current domestic violence (DV) charges or extensive DV history.
  • Can work only one job, and work a minimum of 20 hours per week. No split shifts.
  • Can work up to 10 hours a day and 5 days a week.
  • Cannot work further than 60 miles from Geiger Corrections Center.
  • Must work within Spokane County unless court order authorizes out of county work(Must be within 60 miles).
  • Can do treatment, but schedule must be attached to work schedule.