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All you ever wanted to know about the Baltimore County Detention Center Work Release Program

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Baltimore County Detention Center Work Release

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If you are sentenced to jail time in the Baltimore County Detention Center, then you may be eligible for work release through the Baltimore County Detention Center.  Below you’ll find information on the Baltimore County Detention Center’s work release program. Although this information is not exhaustive, it is a start for individuals that believe they will serving a some time in the Baltimore County Detention Center and don’t want to lose their job.

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When you go to Court in Baltimore County, Maryland and any of the Judges in either the Baltimore County Circuit Court or Baltimore County District Court sentence you to “work release eligible” then this information will apply.  If you are facing a Court date in Baltimore County Circuit Court or Baltimore County District Court, you need a lawyer to represent you.  A lawyer can be helpful in reviewing your case and determining the best defense for your Baltimore County criminal case.  A lawyer can advise you on the maximum penalty (including jail and fines), the elements  of your charges, potential Constitutional arguments (bad traffic stop, illegal search and seizure, etc) and if you have a defense to your case.  You don’t want to plead guilty to crime that the State is unable to prove beyond a reasonable doubt.  Call my office at 410.288.2900 and speak with a top rated Baltimore Criminal Defense attorney.

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For you to be eligible for the Baltimore County Detention Center’s Work Release Program you must be sentenced by a Judge in Baltimore County and on your commitment order the Judge must indicate that work release is “recommended.”

When you arrive at the Baltimore County Detention Center and you have been recommended for work release, then you will fill out an application.  This application will start the process and allow the Baltimore County Detention Center staff to complete the process to allow you to keep working.

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The Baltimore County Detention Center work release program allows inmates to work for a maximum of twelve (12) hours a day and a maximum of forty-eight (48) hours a week.

The employer that the inmate puts on the work release application has to be willing to allow the inmate to participate in the work release program.

The employer must have valid and updated workers compensation insurance.  This is usually what takes so long in the application and approval process.  Many employers have trouble producing all of the documentation proving that they have workers compensation insurance active.  If you do think that you will be applying for work release through the Baltimore County Detention Center, you should inform your employer that you plan on requesting that you be allowed to work at their place of employment and ask they start to put together their workers compensation information as soon as possible.

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The inmate must provide his or her own transportation to and from the place of employment. This means you either have to ride the bus or arrange for a ride from the Baltimore County Detention Center to your place of employment and then back to the detention center at the end of the work day.

If you are sentenced and fill out the application for the first time when you arrive at the Baltimore County Detention Center, the process from start to finish usually take One (1) to Two (2) before you are approved for the Baltimore County Detention Center Work Release Program.  It may take longer depending on the ability of your employer to provide the required documentation and information to the Baltimore County Detention Center.

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If you know that you will be sentenced to the Baltimore County Detention Center for a period of time and you want to participate in the Baltimore County Detention work release program, then you have the ability to apply for the program before you go to Court and arrive at the detention center.  You can visit the Baltimore County Detention Center before your trial date and begin the application process.  The Baltimore County Detention Center is located at:

Department of Corrections
720 Bosley Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 410-512-3200
email: corrections@baltimorecountymd.gov

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If you’ve been ordered to participate in either the RSAT (Residential Substance Abuse Treatment) program or Gaudenzia Treatment programs, they will take priority over the work release program. Meaning, you will have to participate in those programs before you are allowed to participate in the Baltimore County Detention Center Work Release Program,

If you are facing a criminal charge in Baltimore County, Maryland, and you don’t want to lose your job if you believe you will spending time in the Baltimore County Detention Center, contact the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at 410.288.2900 to discuss your options.  We can help guide you through the process and make the argument to the Court allowing you to participate in the work release program.

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