Work/School Release (Huber)

Huber Account
A Huber inmate must keep a positive balance in his/her account.  Failure to do so will result in loss of Huber status.

Courts Don’t Order Work Release
Portage County Courts may order that an offender be considered for work release or “Huber” status, but the Portage County Sheriff makes the final decision whether an inmate is appropriate for work/school release.  Similarly, a Court from another county may order that work release be considered for a particular offender, but can’t order Portage County to confine the offender or grant them work release.

Release for Child Care
As a general rule, “Huber” status is not granted for child care.

Self-Employed Workers
Those who claim to be “self-employed” must demonstrate their employment status by providing the previous year’s income tax statement.  If self-employment is verified and Huber status is granted, these inmates must routinely report the specific location of where they are working; what they are doing; and any change in location if going to a different site.

Drunk Driving Offenses - Ignition Interlock Device
Repeat drunk driving offenses require installation of an Ignition Interlock Device on the offender’s vehicle.  Inmates are not allowed out on Huber until this is installed.  All inmates who operate a motor vehicle must have a driver’s license and insurance.

View more information in the Inmate Rules Handbook