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Work Release
A sentence which stipulates the confinement of an inmate only during specified
hours or specified days, thereby allowing the inmate or days. This term will
include overnight and weekend sentences, but does not encompass work

Acceptable Items:
Once you have begun your work hours at Con-Tents, you may bring back the
following items on your first day out:

Prescription eyeglasses, one (1) jacket or sweater, one (1) plastic flashlight (C-
size batteries maximum), one (1) watch, one (1) wedding ring, one (1) wallet
with driver’s license or identification card, one (1) paperback book or magazine,
one (1) non-electric clock, prescription medication, two (2) towels, up to $40 in
cash (small bills recommended).

Any item not on these lists is considered contraband and will not be accepted at

Con-Tents has limited vending machines, showers facilities, and laundry
machines. You may bring in contact lenses, but must buy the solution from
facility vending machines. Combination padlocks may be purchased from the
facility vending machines for bunk drawers. You can not bring in an outside

Cell phones are not allowed and will be impounded. Jackets or sweaters can not
have hoods. Towels, clocks, flashlights, and books or magazines will remain at
the facility during release times.

All of the following clothing items are unauthorized:
Sleeveless shirts
Tank tops
Tube tops
Low cut shorts
Bathing suits
Shirts exposing the stomach
Clothing with unacceptable language or gang affiliations printed on it
See-through clothing
Flip flops (shoes)
Steel-toed boots

Removal From Program:
The Inmate Rules and Regulations prohibit the use of drugs or alcohol within
the jail environment; Rules Violation(s) 028: Being Intoxicated, and 032:
Refusing to Submit to Any Drug Test, Failure to Produce a Sample, or Having
Positive Test Results.

If you are sentenced to Work Release or Work Furlough and you report to the
jail with alcohol or drugs in your system you will be accepted into the jail,
issued a disciplinary action report for violation of the inmate rules, and placed
into full-custody for the duration of your sentence. You will not be eligible for
either Work Release or Work Furlough and the sentencing court will be notified.
Information as provided by Maricopa County Sheriff's Department and should not be considered legal advice.