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.
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 will 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 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 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. 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 Becker County Jail, 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, 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. 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, a maximum of 6 (six) days consecutively and 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
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. 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.
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 and privileges.
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.