My husband was sentenced to 1yr in County for r/o 90days suspended upon completion of 3programs(which he finished).He is still employed and I have a letter from his employer. His sentence did not grant him work release. He does have an extensive criminal history. Is there anyway to request a sentence modification/reconsideration that would allow him work release? If so, how would I go about it?
In my experience, work release is something that is provided by the jail according to their policies and the judge is not involved. This practice could vary from county to county. I would start by talking to officials at the jail to see if they offer work release and under what circumstances.
If you are asking about a St. Clair County case, the Sheriff has a work release program but it must be approved by a judge. Your husband can file a motion or you can hire a criminal defense attorney to file the motion on behalf of your husband. In St. Clair County, it is called a work pass.
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