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IDOC : Road to Re-Entry

Road to Re-Entry > Re-Entry Programs > Work Release Work Release

Work release enables offenders nearing the end of their incarceration to participate in a preparatory program for reintegration into society. Selected adult offenders reside in a community-based correctional facility and are allowed to work and further their educational and treatment interests within the community.

  • There is a strict classification criterion that serves as a risk assessment tool to screen appropriate offenders for the opportunity to participate in work release. Generally, most offenders that are approved for work release are non-violent, having been sentenced for property and drug offenses.
  • The work release program offers the offender a variety of life skills programs to assist in the realistic transition to the community. Additionally, most offenders have experienced significant problems with substance abuse. The work release program offers intensive substance abuse aftercare/relapse prevention treatment designed specifically to address the criminal risk factors the offender will face upon release.
  • While participating in work release, all offenders are serving the remaining 12 months of their sentence to Indiana Department of Correction. If successful with their work release assignment, the offender is released to either parole or probation. 

IDOC Work Release Facilities

South Bend Community Re-entry Center
2421 S. Michigan St.
South Bend, IN 46614
(574) 234-4094
Averge Daily Population: 95

Contract Work Release Facilities

Crain House
3535 N. Pennsylvania
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 925-2833
IDOC beds (capacity): 3 (female)


Liberty Hall
675 E. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 423-3465
IDOC beds (capacity): 150 (male), 100 (female)


Duvall Center (Marion County Community Corrections Residential Center)
1848 Ludlow Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 327-2500 or (317) 339-8948
IDOC beds (capacity): 70 (male)


*These facilties provide housing for offenders on work release through contract with the Indiana Department of Correction.