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It could be for a number of reasons. If you call the facility, they may or may not tell you why. Work release is reserved for inmates with the best record while incarcerated. Work release is a privilege as the inmates are working outside the complex with a minor supervision and a high level of trust. If something happened that would remove that status, it might be why they've taken him off work release. Or it could be something elseRead more
Inmates are paid anywhere from $.12/hr to $.40/hr depending on the job and the responsibilities. There are instances where inmates that rise to supervisory positions can receive pay exceeding $1.00/hr but that is rare.Read more
Almost every inmate must have a job. They range from working in the kitchen, in education, landscaping, recreation, construction, plumbing, electrical, as a medical orderly, as an orderly cleaning the general areas, clerking for staff, working in the chapel are among the many jobs available for inmates. The pay is between 12 - 40 cents per hour. Some inmates actually have the opportunity to make a bit more money in their jobs if they take on a supervisory role reportingRead more
The staff does a good job of figuring out what jobs they can/will assign the inmates. There are clerical jobs, jobs in education, an orderly in the library and many other tasks that can be performed by the elderly, the injured or the disabled. They usually get everyone something to do. Jobs also benefit the inmates as they help get them into a routine which really makes the time go by faster.Read more
That is largely a myth, it makes for good television but it is not how the system works. Certainly, prison labor seems tantamount to slavery as there is very little pay but inmates that get to work outside the institution in farm duty is a pretty decent detail for the inmates. They are outside, they are working at something somewhat rewarding and it gives them something to look forward to and a job is better than sitting around being unproductive.Read more
They are released everyday to go out and seek a job. The sooner they find employment, the sooner they can get permission to drive a car and then ultimately home confinement.Read more
In general, all inmates must have a job. There are very rare occasions where inmates get off not working. Prison is like a community. The services that make a community run have to be maintained by inmates. There is food service, landscaping maintenance, sanitation and garbage, cleaning of the living quarters, laundry, recreation, education, health and commissary are all areas where labor is needed. This is all done by the inmates and supervised by the corrections officers. After the jobsRead more
All inmates have to have a job. The prisons work like a little community where the inmates work to make the operation and living conditions civilized. The prisons pay the most nominal of wages. For instance, the federal system has a pay scale commiserate with the type of work and the length of time in their job. Pay starts at $0.12/hour and tops out at $0.40/hour. They are paid monthly and it is deposited into the Inmate Trust Account forRead more