This program gives sentenced individuals the opportunity to maintain their current employment or obtain employment
(with jail approval) while incarcerated. The inmates must follow the jail's program policies and pay the County a set
fee per day to have that privilege.
Individuals with holds from other counties do not receive Huber privileges.
If you have Huber status, and are gainfully employed, you will need to bring $135.00 cash at the time you check in;
with $120.00 being a deposit and $15.00 for a Urinalysis (U.A.) fee. In addition, Huber fees are $20.00 per day.
The $120.00 deposit will be returned to you at your release date or it can be applied toward your final Huber
payment. In addition, you may also bring money to buy phone cards or canteen to buy toiletries, writing materials,
snack items. Daily Huber fees are $20.00 per day.
If working outside Becker County, beyond a radius of 40 miles and/or are self-employed, in addition to the above
fees, GPS may be required at the discretion of the program staff. This will require a second $90.00 deposit plus
$15.00 per day (And a minimum payment of $75.00 per week) while out on Huber. Like the Huber deposit, your GPS
deposit will be returned to you at your release or applied toward final GPS fees.
*Huber fees are collected for the month prior on the first of each month and/or the evening before your release
(whichever occurs first). GPS fees are collected weekly and/or the day prior to release; whichever occurs first.
All fees are collected out of your inmate account, cash only. It is your responsibility to insure funds are in
your inmate account prior to collection dates. You will need adequate funds in your inmate account for when these
payments are due, and remain current in your payments to retain Huber status. Otherwise, your Huber status will
be revoked until payment is received in full.
Full boarding must be fully approved a minimum of one week before your reporting date. At this time, only males
will be accepted, at our Minimum Security Facility. Full boarding fees are $55.00 per day and collected every
Saturday. A deposit of $385.00 is required at the time of checking in. The $385.00 deposit will be returned to
you at your release date or it can be applied toward your final payment.
When you report to the Minimum Security Facility (males) or the Maximum Facility (females), you will bring in
your current work schedule from your employer on company letterhead, showing a minimum of a 2 week schedule. You
will only be allowed to work your regular hours. You will not be allowed to work longer days or more work days
than you usually do, in order to spend more time away from the jail. Your workday hours include driving time.
After being booked in, staff will verify your job information. Inmates granted Huber are allowed one (1) full
time job or two (2*) part time jobs not to exceed daily and hourly limits. (* with prior
approval of the program staff)
Once this is accomplished, you must take – and pass, a Urinalysis (U.A.) test. If the Urinalysis is a 'fail',
you must wait 5 days before retesting. Once a negative result is achieved on the Urinalysis and additional paperwork
is completed, you will be cleared for Huber release. Each U.A.s is $15.00 at this time.
The normal work week consists of a 40 hour week. However, Huber-approved inmates with verified employment may
be allowed out of the jail for work a maximum of 60 hours per week and a maximum of 6 (six) days consecutively;
which will include travel time. Any deviations from your approved schedule must have prior approval by the jail
program staff. If your job requires you to work more than 60 hours per week, (including travel time) you must
provide documentation verifying your need to work longer hours than what jail policy states to the courts and
have it approved by the judge at your sentencing.
If you are driving, you must be a valid, licensed driver; driving a valid, licensed vehicle. To verify this,
you must provide the jail with a copy of your driver's license, license plate number, vehicle make/model &
insurance for the vehicle driven at the time you report to jail. If you are not a valid driver, you are not using
public transportation and your employment is not within a 'walkable' distance, you must provide the jail with a
copy of the driver's license, license plate number, vehicle make/model & insurance for each person you will
be receiving a ride from; verifying the individual(s) as a valid driver. This information must be supplied and
verified prior to Huber release.
You are only allowed to travel directly to and from your work to the jail, unless it is to get gas or go to
the bank. Then you may do so with prior permission.
No jewelry is allowed to be worn wear in the jail proper other than a wedding ring. This includes but is
not limited to earrings, body piercing jewelry, other rings, necklaces, watches, etc.
The Becker County Jail does not encourage having cell phones when reporting in to serve jail time. Cell
phones are not allowed anywhere inside the Minimum Jail Facility. The Max jail, at this time, will allow cell
phones to be held in a secured locker; though it is preferred that the cell phone be kept elsewhere.
At the time of reporting, you will receive the Huber Policy and U.A. Policy to read and sign off from before
being allowed out for work. You are entitled to a copy of these rules as you will be held accountable for them.
Not following these rules will result in violation of the program with possible termination of Huber Status
Have enough clothing for your job. If you are here longer than a week, and you either have your vehicle
or having someone else as your transportation, you may have clothes left in the vehicle and changed out for
clean ones. The jail could wash them, but there is no guarantee that they will not be lost or damaged.
If you are on any medication, prescription or over the counter, it must be in its original form from the
pharmacy. We are not able to accept it in any other way. It must also be a current prescription with the
correct number of doses present for the date dispensed from the pharmacy. Also, understand that there are
medications that have been known to cause a false positive on a Urinalysis. If you take any medication other
than Ibuprofen or acetaminophen, you may want to consult with your physician or pharmacist prior to serving
your sentence, because a false positive test will have to be sent in, at your expense, and you will not be
able to go out for Work Release until you have a negative test.
If you have any counseling to attend due to a court ordered assessment, you will bring with you the
information from the counselor on official letterhead regarding dates, times, location, phone number and the
name of your counselor. You will be responsible to present a pass to be signed by the counselor, and then to
return it to the Jail Program Coordinator.
Huber inmates are fiscally responsible for their medication and medical appointments. Any out of state
appointments must have prior approval by program staff and you must sign a waiver of extradition.