I am currently incarcerated and am in the work release program at the jail. There is an officer who is out to get me. He calls my work multiple times each day, questions my schedule and employment, made me take 3 drug tests this morning before I was allowed to leave for work (I have a white collar crime, nothing to do with drugs or alcohol), searches my bunk each shift, and just has it out for me. If I complain, I'm worried I will lose my work release status, but I'm so tired of him going after me. I follow the rules and understand this is a privilege. I'd really like to know if I can do anything about this.
While this deputy may have singled you out, nothing sounds unreasonable to the point you have a legal remedy. There is no right to work release; you are correct it is a privilege. The alternative is that you sit in custody WITHOUT work release. Drug/alcohol monitoring is often a standard condition of work release regardless of the type of offense since you are under their supervision, and especially since they want to be sure nobody smuggles contraband into the facility (or has "fun" when they're supposed to be out working).
You might check to see if there is a formal policy in place or a standard operating procedure that could help determine if the deputy's actions are excessive, but I'm guessing your only option is going to be an internal, administrative complaint/grievance procedure. If you had an attorney represent you on the underlying criminal charges, he/she might be able to help you further with this.
While it sounds like you are jumping through multiple hoops, it doesn't sound like you have any legal recourse at this time. However, if there are facts that were omitted, that analysis could change. Your best bet would be to seek a free consultation from an attorney in the Grand Rapids area. Best of luck!
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