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at Wichita Work Release

Work Release strives to provide inmates with an opportunity to gain and maintain full-time employment; save money to be used upon parole release; pay dependent support, if applicable; pay any restitution and court costs owed; and, in general, learn to manage their money and lives under the supervision of employers and facility staff.

Read details below to learn more about our facility and program.

400+ successful placements, $12.48 average wage, and a 13 day average start time. Free access for employers.

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Why us?

New beginnings

Employment is essential for previously incarcerated individuals returning to society. Jobs help with rehabilitation and create opportunities to start a new life.

Work ready

Many times, these individuals have the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fulfill the position and duties you are looking for.

Employer incentives

As an employer, there are additional incentives available to you for working with an offender. These programs help save you time and money, at no cost to you!

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Here's why

Many times, these individuals have the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fulfill the position and duties you are looking for.


Our clients are ready to start work within a week of their arrival to our program. Most are applying to jobs within 72 hours of their arrival.


Offenders are monitored through records checks, office and field contacts, and drug testing to ensure that they comply with the conditions of our program.


In general, former offenders are as dependable as other employees (United States Probation Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin).

Want more?

As an employer, you are eligible for a number of incentive programs to help save your business money, minimize risk, and pay for training.


All of our candidates are eligible for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Your business can apply to earn a $2,400 tax credit contingent on an offer of employment.

Minimize Risk

Each employee is bondable and insurable, at no cost to you, through the Federal Bonding Program, for up to $5,000, renewable every 6 months for 3 years. Our bonding agent will handle all of the paperwork for you.

Grant Programs

Gain access to the Workforce Innovation Fund. Funds are available for On-the-Job Training (OJT) to employers who hire eligible participants. Our program participants qualify for this grant.

Community Partners

We are currently partnered with over 130 employers in a dozen different industries, from dishwashers to draftsmen, and entry level to electricians.

As the owner of Cholitas Mexican Restaurant, I am writing to let you know about a recent client in your facility.

Your client worked for me for approximately 9 months. I have never had a more loyal, hard working man than this gentleman. He did his job and always responded positively when asked to do things. He was very eager to learn and didnt hesitate to ask questions. He was very courteous to all my staff members at Cholitas and a very big part of our Cholitas team. He will be missed by all and knows that if fate brings him back to Wichita that I would rehire him providing we have an opening.

Contact us

For scheduling, supervisory changes or inmate extensions, please contact our facility's CONTROL CENTER at:
316-265-5211. Ext. 208

For questions, concerns, or for more information on the many benefits of hiring inmate employees through the Wichita Work Release Program, please contact a Security Supervisor on duty 24 hours a day.

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401 S. Emporia

Wichita, KS 67202

(316) 265-5211 ext. 234