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by Cheryl Cadue last modified May 12, 2016 06:44 PM

The Wichita Work Release Facility (WWRF), a satellite unit of the Winfield Correctional Facility, is an all-male, minimum-custody state prison located in Wichita in south-central Kansas. The capacity is 250 minimum-custody male inmates.  The purpose of the work release program is to prepare selected inmates for release and to assist them in making a successful transition from the institutional environment back into free society. Work release offers a unique opportunity to realize correctional objectives while permitting the participants to leave confinement and work in the community under close supervision and structure.

Participating inmates must maintain full-time employment in the community. From their wages, the inmates must pay a room and board fee, transportation expenses, court costs, restitution, dependent support and other outstanding debts. They also must accumulate savings prior to release from custody. At the same time, participants are responsible for their own medical and dental expenses and maintenance of their room as well as general use areas of the facility.

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