Henry A. Huber was a Republican in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1905 to 1906 before being a Wisconsin State Senator from 1913 to 1924.
- Huber gained national recognition for writing the "Huber" Law, allowing county inmates to be employed during the day.
- This law began the country wide concept of the prison work release program.
- Work release or Huber is a privilege granted by the court allowing sentenced inmates to leave jail for work, child/elder care, school, or treatment.
- Inmates are able be outside of the jail with strict rules and regulations during the day, and return to the jail at the set time.
- This allows inmates to maintain their employment, education stated and support their children/family members during their incarceration.
How it works
- Inmates are allowed to leave the jail for a maximum of 12 hours a day, 60 hours a week and no more than 6 days a week
- All inmates shall earn at least minimum wage and be employed within 50 miles of Green Bay
- Inmates are allowed one job, and no split shifts
- Overtime and job changes must be approved by a corrections officer.
- If inmates receive a ride to or from the jail, they must be picked up and dropped off in front of the jail. Inmates may not walk to meet a ride.
- All paychecks must be turned over in cash or check. No direct deposits are allowed.
- Inmates may not socialize or meet with their spouse, family or friends while out of the jail. All visitations must be done at the jail during visitation times.
- Inmates will be searched every time they turned to the jail.
- Inmates may not keep more than $50 in the Huber section at a time.
- Huber inmates are responsible for washing their uniforms. Coin operated washers and dryers are available.