Work Furlough is a correctional program which allows prison inmates usually, who are nearing discharge, to leave the institution for the purpose of continuing regular employment during the daytime but returning to confinement on nights and weekends.
The inmate is paid like any other free person in the community. It has no resemblance to forced work or various prison labor systems. It has resemblance to sending the inmate for education, medical treatment. Work furlough is known by several other names like, day parole,work release outmate programme., private pre release work. It is also known as community work. Work furlough is used increasingly in the correctional systems of U.S.