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Establishment of program
Correction (COR) CHAPTER 43, ARTICLE 27
§ 870. Establishment of program. The sheriff, upon approval of the
legislative body of the county, may establish a work release program
pursuant to which prisoners, sentenced to and confined in any county
jail under his jurisdiction, may be granted the privilege of leaving
confinement for the purpose of working at gainful employment,
participating in a privately or publicly sponsored program of vocational
training, with or without compensation, or attending an educational
institution. The work release program may also include the release from
confinement during necessary and reasonable hours for the purpose of
caring for the prisoner's family.