2018 Tennessee Code
Title 40 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 35 - Tennessee Criminal Sentencing Reform Act of 1989
Part 3 - Sentences
§ 40-35-315. Jurisdiction of sentencing court to order work release.
(a) In any case in which a defendant has been sentenced to a local jail or workhouse or is at a local jail or workhouse subject to § 40-35-212, and the administrative authority of the institution has not formulated a program for work release, the sentencing court shall have jurisdiction to order work release as a part of a sentence, either at the time of sentencing or as a part of any subsequent sentence modification, upon conditions to be set by the sentencing court. This section shall apply to convictions under § 55-10-401 after the mandatory minimum sentences have been served.
(1) Notwithstanding subsection (a), the sentencing court shall not be authorized to order work release as part of the sentence of a person convicted of a sexual offense or violent sexual offense as defined in § 40-39-202.
(2) As used in subdivision (b)(1), "work release" includes any assignment to a work crew in which a prisoner is permitted to go out into the community, whether supervised or unsupervised, but does not include a work assignment to TRICOR or any TRICOR facility.