• Huber Facility Release Guidelines:

    1. Employment verification. Inmates will complete an Employment Verification Form upon intake or at the time employment is obtained or changed. Using telephone book white or yellow pages and/or the internet, facility staff will verify all inmate employment by contacting employers via telephone at the place of business. Employers not listed in a telephone book will be required to submit written proof of their business (i.e., tax number, proof of income, business checking account, contracts, and/or incorporation papers). Inmates will not be released for work activities until their employment has been verified. Consequently, depending on the day and time of admission to the Huber Facility and the availability of personnel at the business address, inmates may experience delays in being released on their first workday in custody.  Inmates are NOT permitted to be employed by, or supervised by, other current inmates or by inmates within six (6) months of their release from custody.  Continuing employment with a family-operated business will be reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis.  Commencing employment during incarceration for a family owned/operated business will not be allowed. 

    2. Unemployment Compensation.  Unemployment compensation (and employment training benefits) checks will be mailed directly and/or turned over to the Huber Facility accounting staff. Inmates receiving unemployment compensation benefits who are approved to pay weekly Huber board fees in cash will be required to submit a weekly check stub with their fees. The check stub will be cross-referenced by the Huber Facility account clerks to confirm unemployment compensation benefits have been received.  The check stub will be returned to the inmate upon verification by Huber account clerks.

    3. Self-employment. Self-employment will be verified in the following manner.  The inmate must provide the following documents:

      • Proof of an active, current business checking account (i.e., active account statement);  
      • A tax number (hardcopy document listing the tax authorization number);  
      • Past and current business contracts;
      • Current invoices; 
      • Business incorporation papers; and,  
      • Insurance forms listing the company name and type of business.

      If the documentation listed above cannot be provided or is insufficient, the matter will be forwarded to the attention of the counseling staff and applicable corrections captain for review and final determination regarding the inmate’s employment status. Self-employment is reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis.


      4.  Independent Contractor StatusCriteria

      The inmate must provide the following documentation:
          
    •  Social Security Number (confirmed on Spillman Names Table); 
    • Previous year’s income taxes, if business was previously established at that time, showing proof the inmate filed taxes as a subcontractor;  
    • Bank statements showing on-going transactions during the six (6) months prior to incarceration date with a positive bank balance; and 
    • At least five (5) contracts with past “employers” dated no more than six (6) months ago, and not less than one (1) month ago, substantiating [an exception would be one (1) or two (2) long-term employment contracts].
    • If the inmate is paid as a subcontractor through a single business, that business must be viable [reference section (2) above], must provide a work schedule, and comply with the wage assignment.   

      If the documentation listed above cannot be provided, the matter will be forwarded to the attention of the applicable corrections captain for review and final determination regarding the inmate’s employment status.  Self-employment is reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis.