Boone County KY Work Camp

County Work Release

Last Updated: April 08, 2024
5359 Bullitsville Rd, Burlington, KY 41005

Boone Co WC is for County Work Release offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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At the Boone County KY Work Camp, inmates with good behavior have access to traditional jobs in the public sector during the day. The program offers varying degrees of freedom, some even allowing prisoners to work during the week and return home, serving their sentences on only weekends. Depending on the terms (which change from time to time), inmates may reside in a halfway house or under home confinement when not working. As they near their release date, residents may transition to reintegration programs, with potential offers of full-time employment upon full release.

Work release program initiatives have proven benefits, including increased employment opportunities post-release, accelerated job acquisition, higher post-release earnings, and reduced recidivism rates among participants. Boone Co WC is committed to empowering inmates with skills and opportunities for successful reentry into society.

After nearly a decade of planning, the Boone County Jail Workcamp commenced operations in January 1998, accommodating up to seventy-six inmates. Throughout its establishment, inmate labor played a pivotal role in various aspects of the facility's development and ongoing functions. The work camp's curriculum is centered on principles of discipline, teamwork, and self-improvement, structured along the lines of a military model. All inmates are mandated to adhere to rigorous standards, including participation in inspections, drills, and physical training. To get a more detailed look at the jail, here is the information from the Sheriff's website. Also, the Inmate Work Release program is detailed in the link.

Failure to meet these standards results in immediate transfer back to the main jail facility. Furthermore, inmates are required to engage in community service or paid employment for a minimum of eight hours per day. The overarching aim of the work camp experience is to foster the rehabilitation of inmates, preparing them for successful reintegration into society upon their release.

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Visitation Information

Visiting hours for Boone Co WC are subject to change, so it's crucial to confirm them by contacting the facility directly by phone. Please reach out to 859-334-2143, on visitation procedures, applications, or directions to the facility in Burlington. Please note that visitors will undergo a thorough search before entering the premises, and personal belongings, including cell phones, are strictly prohibited. Individuals under probation, parole, or community corrections supervision must obtain approval from their supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting, although such visits are not typically approved.

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