Work Release Program


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The Greene County Sheriff's Department inmate Work Release Program was started in 2002. The program was divided into two types; a Supervised and Unsupervised work program. Both types are used as a sentencing alternative by the courts. Work release permits offenders to be placed in the programs to either continue their outside employment or be placed into supervised work details, in order to serve their sentences in a controlled environment.


Unsupervised Program


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This program is for the offenders who keep their outside employment. Offenders placed into this program serve their sentences while continuing to stay employed. The offenders pay back a fee of $22.50 a day to Greene county to off set the cost of housing and food while confined. The Sheriff department monitors each offender by making spot checks at places of employment, telephone calls to supervisors, random drug and alcohol testing while serving their sentences.

Offender criteria:

  • Must be sentenced to county jail time.
  • Must have verifiable job and acceptable job.
  • Must be able to pay first weeks fees in advance and continue to pay fees as scheduled.
  • Not work more than 12 hours a day. (including drive time)
  • Have at least one day a week off.
  • Able to be transported to and from jail and place of employment by others.
  • Willing and able to abide by all rules and regulations of the Work Release Program.
  • Willing to submit to random drug testing and return alcohol testing.

Supervised Program


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This program was brought about by a agreement between the Sheriffs Department, and the County Highway Department. The program is used to place offenders through the courts into a work program operated by the Sheriff's department and Highway department. The offenders are used for litter pick up and several other types of landscape detailing. These offenders are picked up by the County Highway department each day and transported to and from the jail housing and job sites. The Highway department also monitors and oversees the offenders activities while performing the tasks that beautify and maintain the integrity of the county.

Offender criteria:

  • Must be sentenced to county jail time.
  • Willing and able to abide by all rules and regulations of the Work Release Program.
  • Willing to submit to random drug testing and return alcohol testing.
  • Able to physically and medically meet job requirements.
  • Must be willing to do all tasks asked of you by work detail supervisor.

Any additional questions or information you may need about the two programs. May be obtained by calling the Work Release Sergeant at the following numbers Monday through Friday 8 to 5. (417) 829-6186 or (417) 868-4048.

Work Release Application