There will be no orientations on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 and Wednesday, January 1, 2020 due to the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays.  

Wait List Times to Start Work Release Sentence
After attending an orientation:
For males and females: About 2 1/2 months 

Work Release is a Larimer County program for people to serve their jail sentence while living in a residential facility with managed access to employment and the community.


  1. You must first attend an orientation held Monday-Friday at 8:00 am (excluding county holidays) within 14 days of sentencing at 2307 Midpoint Drive, Door #2, Fort Collins, CO.  You must be on time to the orientation.  Orientations are on a walk in basis and take approximately 2 hours.  You will need to bring identification and your court paperwork.  At the orientation, you will be given a start date and a specific time to begin your sentence.

  2. An orientation and start date occur on two different dates.  An orientation is required in order to get a start date in Work Release. You will receive paperwork, a Work Release Offender Handbook and a brief overview of the program.  Your start date and time is given to you by a case manager at orientation.  

  3. No. Once you receive a start date, Work Release cannot change the start date.  You will need to contact the sentencing court about changing your start date. 

  4. Your current charge(s) and criminal history will be reviewed to determine your eligibility. You will be notified if you are ineligible and other option(s) to serve your sentence will be discussed.

  5. Due to the increased offender population, we are not accepting any out of county sentences at this time.
  6. You may be eligible to receive one day of good time for every 15 days served on your sentence.  You may also be eligible to earn one day of good time for every three full kitchen shifts worked in the Alternative Sentencing Department (ASD) kitchen.  One day of good time may also be earned by working two work crews in the Midweeks/Workenders Program.  Good time can also be earned by completing classes through ASD.  Some restrictions apply. 

  7. The minimum daily rate is $18.00 per day up to a maximum of $40.00 per day. The rate is determined by your income.  You will pay $13.00 for each urinalysis test (UA).  Cash, checks, credit and debit cards are accepted.

  8. You will sign a payment agreement on the last day of your sentence.  If you are unable to pay your fees after signing a payment agreement, you will be sent to a collection agency, BAS Receivable Management, Inc. The contact number is (970) 484-2101. 

    If you completed your Work Release sentence after December 1, 2017 and owe a balance, you will need to contact Pay My Jailer at (866) 494-8556 to set up paying your fees. 

  9. You are required to submit random UA tests.  UA tests are completed at the Day Reporting Center at 2255 Midpoint Drive, Fort Collins, CO.  BA tests will be administered daily at Work Release.  

  10. You will be assigned to a dorm and a specific bunk in Work Release during your entire sentence.  A locked wardrobe is available to store your property. 

    • Battery-operated alarm clock
    • Books/magazines
    • Cell phone
    • Clothing (approximately 2 weeks worth)
    • Empty water bottle
    • Handheld personal electronics without any camera capabilities (e.g., MP3 players, IPods, Nooks, portable DVD players) 
    • Hangers
    • Laundry detergent
    • One standard sized pillow with personal pillow case
    • Small battery-operated reading light
    • Prescription and non-prescription medication
    • Tobacco products
    • Toiletries (e.g., shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, hair dryer, brush, razor)
    • Towel
    • Bleach
    • Electronics with camera capabilities 
    • Exercise equipment
    • Food
    • Games (e.g., cards, puzzles, board games)
    • Items containing alcohol (e.g., mouthwash) 
    • Linens and bedding
    • Portable televisions
    • Speakers
    • Vapor and electronic cigarettes
  11. The pay phones do not accept any incoming telephone calls.  An account must be set-up in order to make outgoing telephone calls.  Please visit www.ICSolutions.com or call 1-888-506-8407 to sign up for a prepaid telephone service.  In addition, a kiosk is available in the facility to set up an account.

  12. You will be provided three meals per day.  If working or going to school, you may be permitted to get food from a fast food restaurant. Vending machines are available in the facility. 

  13. There are washers and dryers for you to use in Work Release.  You must bring your own detergent. The cost is $1.00-$1.50 per load.  Bills only. 

  14. You can work the shift or schedule that your employer may require from you. You will need to provide pay stubs, employment schedules and other verifiable documentation of your employment.  Restrictions apply if you own your business or are paid in cash. 

  15. You can still participate in the Work Release Program if you are unemployed, retired or disabled.  You may be approved to search for work if you are unemployed. 

  16. You are allowed to attend the following verifiable activities: school, treatment classes, court-ordered appointments, bank, medical appointments, legal appointments and church. 

  17. You are allowed out of the facility for a maximum of 12 hours per day for approved activities (travel time included). Documentation will be required if you need more than 12 hours out of the facility. 

  18. If you are a licensed driver, you will be required to provide staff with your current registration and insurance. You may also walk, ride a bike or use public transportation while in the program.  Bus passes may be purchased at Work Release for $12.50 for one month or a pack of 10 individual passes for $4.50. 

  19. Various programs are offered in the facility (e.g., AA/NA meetings, self-improvement classes, bible study).  A walking track and basketball court are available. 

  20. Visitation is allowed twice per week.  The days and times vary depending on which housing area you are placed in. 

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Contact Work Release

Phone:  (970) 980-2640
Fax: (970) 980-2610