This program gives sentenced individuals the opportunity to maintain their current employment or obtain employment (according to jail policy)
while incarcerated. The inmates will adhere to 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.
To set up jail time, please call the Jail Programs Office a minimum of one week in advance of reporting to Jail.
(218) 847-2939 #6. All
employment will be verified according to Jail policy and approved by program staff.
When you report to Becker County Jail, bring your court commitment paperwork, your current work schedule from your employer on company
letterhead, showing a minimum of a 2-week schedule and pay stubs showing a minimum of 2 pay periods, or one month. You will
only be allowed to work your regular hours.
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, rent a
texter, purchase commissary to buy toiletries, writing materials, or snack items.
Employment that will require individuals to be on GPS monitoring while serving their Jail sentence – Individual works
outside Becker County, Individual works beyond a radius of 40 miles, Individual is a PCA, Self-employed or employment that requires multiple
site locations such as construction or delivery driver.
In addition to the above Huber fees, being on GPS, will require a second $90.00 deposit plus $15.00 per day (And a minimum payment of
$75.00 per week or according to the monitoring company) 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 each week on Monday for the week prior 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 through
TurnKey. It is your responsibility to ensure 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. 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. Currently, Becker County Jail is not accepting boarders.
After being booked in, program 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. Currently,
each U.A. is $15.00. Once a negative result is achieved on the Urinalysis and you will be given the Huber Policy and U.A. Policy to read and
signed off on. 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 and privileges.
You will not be allowed to work longer days or more workdays than you usually do, in order to spend more time away from the Jail. 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, a maximum of 6 (six) days consecutively with a daily maximum of 12 hours 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, and 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 will park
your vehicle in the Jail’s parking lot; to the parking area, south of the building. 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 while in the jail other than a wedding ring and a medical alert bracelet. 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 inside the
Jail Facility. Individuals will place phone in a secured locker separate from their property in the Minimum-security entrance. No individual
is allowed to access social media at any time during their jail sentence; inmates will be able to rent a texter or buy phone cards for regular
phone calls. More details will be provided upon reporting.
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. If you want the Jail to wash them, bring at least
3 sets of clothing. The jail will 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.
Any over the counter medications must be unopened and prior approved. All sentenced inmates are fiscally responsible
for their medication and medical appointments. Do not make any appointments during the time you are serving your
sentence that can wait until you are released – any appointment must be cleared through the Jail's medical staff.
Any out of state appointments must also have prior approval by program staff and you must sign a waiver of extradition.
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 given a pass from the programs and be
responsible to present the pass to be signed by the counselor, and then to return it to the Jail Program Coordinator. You will be required to
use a pass whenever you leave the jail except for your employment.