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Amnesty Program Announced for Work Release Offenders

Instead of risking arrest and a trip to jail, individuals can serve their time in a special program this summer.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is giving some individuals a second chance.

The department's Work Project Division has announced a summer amnesty program for county residents who want to finish their court-ordered commitments, rather than risking the possibility of being arrested and spending the summer in custody.

This one-time weekend amnesty opportunity will be conducted on Saturday, June 9th, 2012, between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Work Project office located at 700 North 5th Street in Sacramento.

The amnesty program is intended for those people who either stopped attending the work project program or never reported to begin with, but still want to complete their commitment. The program is designed for anyone having an active Sheriff’s Order of Commitment (SOC) warrant for failure to appear or complete their service.

The Work Project Division encourages anyone with one of these active warrants to sign up before the summer starts. Eligible individuals returning to the program will be given the opportunity to make payment arrangements with the division's collection specialists. Anyone who neglects to make arrangements to complete his or her commitment will be subject to immediate arrest and incarceration.

For more information regarding this amnesty program, contact the Work Project Division at (916) 874-1402 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. during the week.

George Martin May 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM
I have heard that a significant number of individuals on Work Project have suspended driver licenses. Funny thing is, they drove to the work project location.

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