Work Release Program PDF Print E-mail

Inmates sentenced to the Armstrong County Jail may apply for Work Release privileges whereby an inmate can continue outside employment while remaining subject to the control of the jail; the inmate is released only as necessary for his/her employment.

Offenders who wish to pre-submit Work Release applications for consideration prior to their sentence court date may do so if they wish. Offenders may request a Work Release application and agreement form from the jail in person 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The application can also be downloaded in PDF form at:

The form must be filled out completely and endorsed by the offender and either sent to the jail via Certified Mail or hand-delivered to the jail. Offenders must include a money order or cashier’s check in the amount of $20.00 (twenty dollars) payable to the Armstrong County Jail. Receipt of the application and application fee by the jail must occur no later than a minimum of 14 days prior to the date of sentencing. This is a non-refundable fee.  Applications that are pre-submitted in this manner will have the entire screening process completed prior to sentencing to allow the offender quicker placement into the Work Release program, unless mitigating circumstances arise. Offenders who do not pre-submit their application prior to sentencing will have to wait 1-2 weeks for their application to be processed after they enter the facility. Regardless of the timeliness of the application submission, there is no guarantee of placement into the Work Release program.

The Jail’s Work Release Coordinator will process the application through each court that has jurisdiction and it will go through the Warden, District Attorney, Probation and the Victim Services Advocate as well.

Once approved for Work Release status a urinalysis will be performed and inmates on Work Release are tested on a random basis thereafter. Violations of law and/or jail rules while in the Work Release Program may result in the immediate loss of Work Release privileges as well as potentially the loss of parole/probation eligibility and/or criminal prosecution. If you have any questions in regard to this program please contact the Work Release Coordinator at 724-545-9222.

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