Regional Jail  |  Work Release Department
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Work Release allows inmates incarcerated in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail the ability to remain employed in the community while serving a sentence imposed by the jurisdiction in which the offense occurred. Through Work Release, the inmate has an opportunity to regain his/her worth by establishing a good record, both on the job and at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional jail. This allows the inmate to continue to support his/her family unit and meet their financial responsibilities.

Work Force allows inmates to work on projects outside their housing units and on the grounds of the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail under the supervision of certified staff.

For all Work Release Forms and Guidelines click here: ACRJ Work Release Forms and Guidelines

The following programs are available through the Work Release Department:

Work Release Program
Work Release enables individuals to maintain their employment while they are incarcerated. If an individual has their own employment prior to their incarceration they may continue to work for them so long as that employment fits the jail’s established criteria. If you do not have employment The Work Release Department will attempt to assist you in gaining employment.
Work Release individuals are not allowed to drive or have employment handling alcohol.

  • How do I apply? You can stop by the Work Release Department during business hours and receive a packet or simply print off the application and other related paperwork from the ACRJ Work Release Forms and Guidelines link above.
  • How long does it take to review my application? It takes approximately two weeks to process applications for Work Release. Feel free to call the Work Release number to check on the status of your application.
  • Do I need to have any other forms beside the Work Release application? Yes, if you have any garnishments, child support obligations or if your court fines have been paid bring a receipt showing that it has been paid in full. If we assist you in gaining employment you must have two forms of identification such as a Department of Motor Vehicle Identification, social security card, birth certificate or passport. If you have any of your paperwork from the courts such as a disposition, mittimus or committal bring it with you when you return your paperwork to the Work Release Department.

Work Release / Home Electronic Monitoring Department
Office hours: 8am to 4pm Monday thru Friday
Telephone- 434-977-6981 x213
Fax- 434-977-3173


Home Electronic Monitoring Program
Home Electronic Monitoring enables individuals the ability to care for their family while they are incarcerated. On Home Electronic Monitoring all inmates are required to remain inside their residence at all times.

  • How do I apply? You can stop by the Work Release Department during business hours and receive a packet or simply print off the application and other related paperwork in the forms center.
  • How long does it take to review my application? It takes approximately two weeks to process applications for Home Electronic Monitoring. Feel free to call the Work Release number to check on the status of your application.
  •  Can I work on Home Electronic Monitoring? Yes, provided it is approved by the court and the employer fits the facilities criteria.
  •  Do I need to have any other forms beside the Work Release application? Yes, if you have any garnishments, child support obligations or if your court fines have been paid bring a receipt showing that it has been paid in full. If we assist you in gaining employment you must have two forms of identification such as a Department of Motor Vehicle Identification, social security card, birth certificate or passport. If you have any of your paperwork from the courts such as a disposition, mittimus or committal bring it with you when you return your paperwork to the Work Release Department.


Trusty Work Force Program

The facility permits you to work outside of your housing unit under the supervision of the facility staff or sworn officers. An inmate assigned to the Inmate Work Force is an inmate who performs work within or around the facility in return for certain prescribed privileges.

  •  How do I apply? Feel free to stop by or call the Work Force Department during office hours. If you have any paperwork from the courts such as a disposition, commitment order or mittimus bring it with you when you apply. If you wish to apply once you enter the jail fill out a request form and submit it to Work Force.
  •  How long is the process? Approximately two weeks. The Work Force Coordinator will notify you in writing of the results.
  • What are some of the prescribed privileges? Depending on your sentence you may eligible to receive good time. For further questions contact Work Force.
     

Weekend Time

Weekend / nonconsecutive day sentence enables individuals to do their time on weekends so they may maintain their employment.

  • How do I apply? You must be ordered by the court to do weekend time. 
  • Applicant must contact the Work Release Department as soon as possible for Pre-Qualification Rules. The Pre-Qualification process must be completed a minimum of 48 hours prior to your scheduled report date. 
  • You must provide written results of a Tuberculosis(PPD) test when pre-qualifying this is a 72 hour test so be sure to schedule accordingly. If you have a positive result you must provide the results of a chest X-ray as well. 
  • You will receive a urinalysis test at a cost of $5.00. If you test positive you will be required to serve your time straight. You will be randomly tested while serving your sentence. If at any time you test positive you will be violated and do the remainder of your time straight.  
  • The “Cost of Keep” is $8.00 a day and must be paid IN FULL when you pre-qualify(Money Orders and Cashier’s Checks only). 
  • If applicant fails to pay “Cost of Keep”, or violates any program rules they will be required to immediately begin serving their sentence straight as directed by the Court and any remaining “Cost of Keep” will be forfeited.
  • For more information and complete rules please contact the Work Release Department.

 

Work Force Department
Office Hours: 8am to 4pm Monday thru Friday
Telephone- 434-977-6981 X286
Fax- 434-977-3173
 

 

 


 
 
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Regional Jail
160 Peregory Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-977-6981
FAX: 434-977-9617
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