C.R.S. Section 17-29-105
Minimum security off-grounds work programs

  • authorized


The executive director, in collaboration with the division of correctional industries, may establish an external work program for any appropriate medium, minimum, and minimum-restrictive inmates. The purpose of the program is to provide employment opportunities for such inmates, to reinforce the rehabilitation of such inmates, and to provide inmates with the necessary skills and appropriate work ethics in reentering the work force and their communities. Under the program, inmates may be assigned to appropriate work assignments through employment agreements with any federal, state, or local governmental agency; nonprofit agency; or private person or entity. The executive director shall determine appropriate work assignments. Employment agreements must comply with criteria established by the executive director pursuant to section 17-20-115; except that such criteria may include but is not limited to the following requirements:


That a requesting agency outline in detail any work to be performed by inmates, the period of time for completing the project, and the respective responsibilities of the requesting agency and the department of corrections in connection with the project agreement;


That a requesting agency provide any necessary materials, equipment, and transportation or defray operational costs of state vehicles;


That appropriate security be provided at all times. In connection with this requirement, agencies may contract with the department of corrections for the department to provide such security.


That a requesting agency ensure that any person who supervises an inmate in connection with a work project be trained by department of corrections personnel to supervise correctional inmates. Such training may be provided by department of corrections personnel.


That the number of inmates supervised by one person not exceed ten;


That a requesting agency comply with any reporting requirements established by the executive director in connection with an off-grounds work project and the inmates participating in such project;


That an inmate receive security clearance to leave a correctional facility by the classification officer or committee and receive approval from the executive director;


That inmates are compensated at the state minimum wage, in accordance with the provisions of this title 17, and with the department inmate pay regulation provisions with respect to deductions.




The executive director may appoint one or more designees to perform the duties and functions set forth in this section.

Source: Section 17-29-105 — Minimum security off-grounds work programs - authorized, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-17.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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