Change in Work Furlough Eligibility
Felons Sentenced to Jail are Now Eligible for Work Furlough
Penal Code section 1208 has been amended, effective January 1, 2014, to authorize persons sentenced to county jail for a felony to participate in work furlough programs. Prior to realignment, only persons convicted of misdemeanors who were sentenced to county jails were eligible. This change in the law is the result of Assembly Bill 752 (Jones-Sawyer) and may be referred to as AB752.