Captain Brent DeRemer
608-757-7910 | Brent.DeRemer@co.rock.wi.us
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.
To 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.
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.
It 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.
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.
Work Release Office
3506 N Hwy 51
Janesville, WI 53545
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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. Treatment and childcare/eldercare privileges must be specifically stated in the inmate’s court commitment in order to be allowed release for those 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
Items Not Allowed in Work Release
Job Searches / Medical Appointments
Alcohol and other drug addictions (AODA)
Denny Luster, MS, LPC
RECAP Treatment Counselor
608-757-8017 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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.
Sergeant Jay Williams
608-757-8018 (desk) | email@example.com
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
Work Release Fees *
Diversion Fees *
* 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.
Check back in 2018.
CSA's begin in July and continue through September.
Cost for the season is $250. Limit of 10 shares, so first paid, first served.
Sergeant Jay Williams
RECAP Garden Sales
Please check back for 2018 dates.
Sales are open to the public and take place at the Garden Shed (East of the Sheriff's Office off Highway 14) every Wednesday from 3 - 5 PM.