Work Release

Our Work Release Program provides paid employment with private employers for low level custody offenders. At night, these inmates return to jail to serve their sentences.

About 75-100 inmates each year are working for local businesses each day, making around $12 an hour to help pay off their court fines. The Work Release Program collects $150,000 in child support and over $55,000 in court costs/restitution annually, which helps with our goal of easing the transition from incarceration to the community for offenders.

Additional services provided by the Work Release Program include intensive drug treatment help at our jail, focusing on alcohol and drug rehabilitation, anger management, life skills and development. If inmates complete the 90 day course, they can get out of jail a couple months early.

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811 E. City Hall Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510

(757) 664-4700

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