Work release http://apr.org en Ala. Supreme Court Approves Work Release Costs http://apr.org/post/ala-supreme-court-approves-work-release-costs <p></p><p>The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled the state prison system can charge work release inmates for providing transportation to their jobs and other associated costs.</p><p>A group of inmates had challenged the Department of Corrections over charging $5 for a round trip to work and other items, including laundry of their work clothes. The inmates said state law limited the department to withholding 40 percent of their earnings, and the department was already doing that before adding the extra charges.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:02:41 +0000 The Associated Press 42848 at http://apr.org Ala. Supreme Court Approves Work Release Costs