The purpose of the Canyon County Work Release Center is to provide housing for alternatively sentenced inmates. Judges may grant Work Release privileges to certain inmates. These inmates are gainfully employed and are productive members of society. In order to serve a sentence in the Work Release Center, inmates must pay a daily fee. When the Inmates have finished their work day, they return to the Work Release Center to sleep. On Sundays the Inmates are given four hours to conduct personal business which is not considered 'work related' (i.e. washing clothing, visitation, etc..). By implementing the alternative sentencing options, the Judges have helped to alleviate the crowding in the Detention Center and generate revenue for the County. Inmates who were not previously employed, but have been granted Work Release Privileges, are given the opportunity to work as an Inmate Worker in the Detention Center or perform volunteer services at the County Landfill.