Boone County, Indiana Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Mike Nielsen

Work Release


The work release program is housed in the Boone County Jail.  Persons eligible for work release include misdemeanor and felony convictions with more than thirty (30) actual days executed sentence.  Inmates will receive credit for good time while participating in work release.


All participants will sign a 4th-Amendment Waiver, which is valid throughout their commitment.


The work release program will not accept participant’s pre-trial.  


Each person must be pre-screened for appropriateness to the program.  Employment must be verifiable and employers will be contacted.   The fee for a pre-screen is $20.00.  The pre-screen referral form is to be submitted to the BCCC by the Attorney-of-Record. 


The cost for work release is one hour’s wage per day; the minimum payment is $10 per day.  There is a $100 administrative fee. 


While on work release, you are responsible for your own medical expenses.  Food will be served by the jail staff while incarcerated.  Any meals missed while at work are the responsibility of the participant.  Transportation to and from work is also the responsibility of the participant.


Participants are unable to attend counseling and support group meetings while incarcerated.


Community Corrections Work Release site.  

Work Release Coordinator Kari Ragsdale

Timothy Turner


1905 Indianapolis Ave

Lebanon, IN 46052

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8am - 4pm

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