Under current law, prisoners convicted of an offense and sentenced to county jail are required to work inside the jail. When no work is available inside the jail, convicted and sentenced prisoners are required to work outside the jail. The bill permits county sheriffs to allow prisoners to work outside of jail at any time, including on any public property. The bill permits a person who is confined in a county jail, but who has not been convicted and sentenced, to work while confined in the county jail.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)