Morris Community Corrections Center
Jim Hutchins, Warden
Kent Raymond, Deputy Warden
For more information, please visit Crest.
Work Release is a transition program for offenders preparing to live in the community full-time. In the program, offenders seek employment, attend outside medical appointments, tend to outside personal business, and participate in mandated treatment programs. Offenders return to the facility at night to sleep. An offender can be ordered by a court to participate in work release or can be classified to the program by the Department. Some offenders come to work release after a prison stay. Some come directly from the community.
Offenders normally stay in work release less than one year with the average stay of four to six months. Work release offenders typically work for private employers and participate in treatment and educational programs. Department officials must approve employers. Random substance abuse testing is mandatory for all offenders and continues throughout their stay at the Morris Center. Offenders must display pro-social behaviors such as honesty, responsibility, and accountability. While employed full-time, offenders must pay a $25 a week room and board fee and pay $25 toward any court obligations that have been imposed.