Captain Brent DeRemer

608-757-7910 | [email protected]

  • Responsible for the Electronic Monitoring Program, Workender Program, work-release (Huber Law), and RECAP.
  • Programs offer a cost effective way to impose sentences on low risk offenders that are sentenced to Jail with work release privileges and who meet specific qualifications.
  • Programs give inmates the ability to maintain family relationships and fulfill employment responsibilities while serving their sentences and giving back to the community.



Captain Brent DeRemer

608-757-7910 | [email protected]

  • Responsible for the Electronic Monitoring Program, Workender Program, work-release (Huber Law), and RECAP.
  • Programs offer a cost effective way to impose sentences on low risk offenders that are sentenced to Jail with work release privileges and who meet specific qualifications.
  • Programs give inmates the ability to maintain family relationships and fulfill employment responsibilities while serving their sentences and giving back to the community.

Electronic Monitoring

Electronic Monitoring

Electronic Monitoring Office
3506 N Hwy 51
Rear Building
Janesville, WI 53545
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Electronic Monitoring Application Packet [pdf]

The Rock County Sheriff's Office operates an Electronic Monitoring Program as a cost effective way to impose sentences on low risk offenders sentenced to Huber. Under the program, the inmate's residence becomes an extension of the jail.

The Rock County Jail Electronic Monitoring Program is an opportunity that is available to inmates that meet specific qualifications. The Electronic Monitoring Program is a change in housing assignment - not a right. This will allow the inmate to maintain family relationships and fulfill employment responsibilities more efficiently.

Electronic MonitoringTo be placed on the Electronic Monitoring Program, the inmate must be serious about serving their sentence in a cooperative, positive manner, and display a willingness to participate in any needed counseling or treatment.

At the discretion of the Diversion Program Supervisor, inmates selected for the program may do all or only part of their sentence on the program. Electronic Monitoring inmates will be required to sign an agreement to follow all program rules. Inmates who are not able to abide by rules of the Electronic Monitoring Program will lose the benefits the program offers and will be returned to jail to serve out the remainder of their sentence.

Within 72 hours of being sentenced and receiving the application packet, the inmate must contact someone from the Electronic Monitoring Program Office. At that time the inmate will be given a date when the application needs to be dropped off by.

If the inmate is selected for the Electronic Monitoring Program, a staff member will make phone contact and schedule a date and time to come into the office to be placed on the program. On the date that the inmate is scheduled to report for the program, they will also need to have a clear phone line available at their residence (no caller identification, dial-up internet, call waiting, etc.) for the program. This clear phone line must be set up ahead of time. Inmates must report clean and sober. Inmates will be required to submit a urine test for drugs, as well as possible a breath test prior to being accepted into the program. Failure to report clean and sober will result in the inmate beginning his/her sentence in the jail.

Inmates are expected to pay a fee for the program. The daily fee is $16.88 per day. There is a one time processing fee of $52.75, as well as a $5.00 fee for the drug test. The inability to pay program fees will not preclude an inmate from participation in the Electronic Monitoring Program.

If an inmate does not qualify for the program, a staff member from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office will make contact with them and issue a date to report to jail.


Workender Program

Workender Program Office
3506 N Hwy 51
Rear Building
Janesville, WI 53545
608-373-3887  |  608-373-3888
Fax 608-373-3885
Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM


The Rock County Sheriff's Office operates a Workender Program as a cost effective way to impose sentences on low risk offenders sentenced to Huber. Under the program, the inmate is required to serve a sentence on Tuesday-Wednesday (Midweek) or Friday-Saturday (Weekends) without disrupting their employment, childcare, or educational interests as an alternative to housing the inmate in the jail. The inmate will be required to serve their sentence by completing approved community service work details.

WorkenderIt is the policy of the Rock County Sheriff's Office to afford equal opportunity to participate in the Workender Program and to all qualified inmates and to ensure that individuals participating in the program are assigned to work for governmental, nonprofit, and charitable organizations during the Midweek or Weekend operations. A Rock County Sheriff's Office Correctional Officer will supervise Workender inmates during these work details.


The Workender Program is a component of the Community Corrections Bureau of the Correctional Services Division. The Rock County Sheriff's Office Workender Program is open to all sentenced inmates with a special emphasis on those individuals that are serving a sentence pursuant to an Arrest, Warrant, and Commitment (AWC).  Inmates will be selected by the Diversion Supervisor if the inmate meets all criteria.

Within 48 hours of being sentenced, Workender Staff will review all recently sentenced inmates who are sentenced with Huber and on an AWC. Once a list is compiled, Workender Staff will gather paperwork and interview the inmates on the list. If the inmate is selected and meets the criteria that inmate may be released that day and given a report day.

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The inmate will be given a midweek or weekend schedule to report to for their first day of work detail. The first day the inmate arrives for the program, Workender Staff will have them fill out remaining paperwork and give a brief orientation.

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Work Release

Work Release

Work Release Office
3506 N Hwy 51
Rear Building
Janesville, WI 53545


Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Work Release, commonly known as the Huber Law, is a court-ordered privilege that allows sentenced inmates to leave the jail for work, childcare/eldercare, schooling, or treatment. The Rock County Sheriff’s Office administers the Work Release Program under a strict set of rules. The inmates court commitment must state “With Full Huber” in it, to be allowed release for these privileges. The inmate’s preparations that are made prior to incarceration will determine the inmate’s ability to exercise the Work Release privileges in a timely manner.

Items Allowed in Work Release

  • The inmate should bring with them certain items that are allowed in the Work Release Facility.
  • Our storage space is very limited, so only the following items are allowed: Three (3) sets of work clothes, three (3) sets of underclothes (including underwear, socks, plain white t-shirts without writing or pockets, bras (without under wire), one pair of shoes, any necessary Huber paperwork, and room and board money, purse/wallet.
  • The inmate is supplied with a property bag to keep these items in.
  • The inmate should bring with them any prescription medication that will need to be taken while incarcerated. The prescriptions must be in the original container and will be verified by the jail medical staff.

Items Not Allowed in Work Release

  • Inmates should not bring any tobacco products, lighters, matches, mechanical devices (including cell phones or musical devices), or food items.
  • These items will be considered contraband and will be disposed of by jail staff.

Employment Verification

  • Upon arrival at the Work Release Facility, the inmate will be given a work verification form. This form must be filled out completely and turned into the Work Release Office.
  • All employment must be verified, which may take some time if your employer is not available. Keep in mind that no Work Release Officers are available on weekends or holidays and the Work Release office does not verify employment prior to incarceration.
  • If it is necessary for the inmate to get out early the morning after the inmate’s turn in date, it is recommended that the inmate turn themselves in earlier than the assigned time of 1:00PM. It is not a guarantee that the inmate will get out for work right away.
  • The Work Release Office has the right to verify employment within 48 hours of arrival, but will do so at their earliest convenience.
  • The inmate will be allowed to be out of the Jail for work/school/childcare/eldercare for a maximum of twelve (12) hours per day and six (6) days per week. The amount of time allowed out will be determined by the Huber Office and the request by employer.
  • Inmates may work in Rock County or any Wisconsin county bordering Rock County without a court order. A court order is required to work outside of the state or beyond a bordering county.

Job Searches / Medical Appointments

  • The inmate may be allowed up to one (1) job search per week. A Social Security Card and Wisconsin Identification card or Driver’s License are required and must be in the inmate’s possession in order to be released for a job search.
  • There are application request forms available in the units for the purpose of obtaining application forms from local businesses.
  • The inmate will be allowed to job search at those businesses that require applications to be filled out at the business, including temporary agencies. The inmate should bring with them information on past work experiences, addresses, phone numbers, and dates of employment.
  • The inmate will be allowed to attend medical appointments if they are found to be medically necessary. Yearly physicals and dental cleanings are not allowed. Inmates with Work Release are responsible for the cost of all medical care.


  • It is the responsibility of the inmate to provide the jail staff with accurate transportation information.
  • If the inmate plans on getting a ride, they must include the driver’s name, address, phone number, and vehicle description.
  • Anyone picking up an inmate from the Rock County Work Release facility must have a valid driver’s license. If the inmates will be driving themselves, they must bring in a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance.
  • Personal vehicles can be parked on Rock County property if inmate provides proper documentation to drive. The inmate must be employed to be able to park on Rock County property.
  • The Janesville Transit System (JTS) is available as a source of transportation. The use of the JTS will be left to the discretion of the Work Release Office. This will depend on the projected destination and allotted time allowed. Inmates will not be allowed to use JTS for work searches.
  • Working, Huber inmates, will be required to pay $152.00 including $32.00 processing fee, before they are released for work.  They will also be charged $120.05/week, or $17.15/day.



Alcohol and other drug addictions (AODA)

Denny Luster, MS, LPCDenny Luster, MS, LPC
RECAP Treatment Counselor
608-757-8017 | [email protected]

Alcohol and other drug addictions (AODA) are recognized as being strongly correlated with numerous criminal behaviors in which individuals display that lead to their incarcerations. Therefore, it is essential that inmates in the RECAP program recognize the role that alcohol and/or drug use has played in their life and the destruction that it has created for them emotionally, physically, socially, occupationally, financially, legally, and in their interpersonal relationships.

The RECAP program requires each inmate to openly address their personal addiction issues through weekly group-facilitated educational classes in the presence of their peers and their Counselor. All RECAP inmates with a suspected or known alcohol or drug related issues need to attend a minimum of 22 AODA classes that focus on a variety of topics. These subjects include the following:

  • Identifying the "ripple effect" that their substance use has had on their family, friends, employers, and significant others.
  • Understanding the "disease" model of addiction.
  • Discussion of the predictable signs and symptoms of addictions and the chronic course that they take, if left untreated.
  • Recognizing the difference between living a responsible lifestyle and those who honor the criminal code of conduct.
  • Identifying one's own faulty belief system that prolongs, encourages, or triggers continued use of mind altering substances.
  • The ongoing recovery steps inmates can take following their incarceration to prevent the possibility of relapse and recidivism.
  • Recognizing "triggers" that place individuals at greater risk for relapsing.
  • The importance of total abstinence from alcohol and other mind-altering substances.
  • The use of proper coping skills that prevent relapses.

Total acknowledgement of these issues and personal accountability of the choices the inmate makes, is emphasized and expected throughout their AODA classes and in the RECAP program itself.




Rock County Education
Criminal Addictions Program (RECAP)

200 US Hwy 14 E
Janesville, WI 53545
Supervisor 608-757-8018
Treatment 608-757-8017
Community Service 608-757-8021
Education 608-757-8019
Fax 608-757-7997

Jay Williams, Sergeant
Sergeant Jay Williams
608-757-8018 (desk) | [email protected]
608-290-0694 (cell)

Clients are referred to the program by the Court as a sentence requirement or by the Probation department as an Alternative to Revocation. Inmates may also be accepted into the program on a voluntary basis.

RECAP is a 5-month program focusing on chemical abuse, cognitive skills programming, restorative justice, academic and vocational education, in addition to preparation for release into the community. Each individual receives extensive hours of programming each week, along with individual counseling hours. Inmates graduate from the program after satisfactorily completing all program requirements. Completion times vary based on individual ability, effort and behavioral issues.

RECAP Programming Components

  • Thinking for a Change (T4C) Cognitive Interventions Program
  • Education
    • Basic math, reading and writing
    • Computer skills
    • Employability skills
    • Financial literacy
    • Health Literacy and life skills
    • Parenting and Family relationships
    • GED/HSED or continued education
  • Restorative Justice
    • Minimum 85 hours community service
    • Victim Empathy
  • AODA Treatment
    • Alternatives to drinking and drug use
    • Abstinence from mood altering substances (Random drug testing)
    • Minimize risk of relapse
    • Identify substance abuse triggers and high-risk situations
    • Develop relapse prevention plan
  • Domestic Violence Education
  • Anger Management


Work Release Fees *

  • Processing Fee $32.00
  • Daily Fee $17.15
  • 1st Week Deposit + Processing Fees - required before released to work. $152.05

Diversion Fees *

  • Processing Fee $52.75
  • Daily Fee $16.88
  • Drug Fee $5.00

Workender Fees

  • None at this time

* Wisconsin State Law requires that if your sentence is 30 days or more, you must turn over all of your wages to the Sheriff’s Office. Paychecks are required to be mailed directly to the Jail from your employer. After fees you owe are deducted, you will receive the remaining balance.

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