Work Release Programs
First- and second-time offenders are eligible for work release programs in the state of Arizona.
Whether or not a person’s sentence will include work release is left to the discretion of the court.
If a person is employed or is a student, the court may permit the person to be released from jail only long enough to complete the actual hours of employment or studies, up to 12 hours per day, and not more than six days per week.
However, a first-time offender cannot start a work release program until he/she has served at least 24 consecutive hours in jail.
Likewise, a second-time offender must serve at lease 48 hours in jail before a work release program may begin.