Inmates sentenced to the Periodic Imprisonment Program reside at the DuPage County Jail, but are allowed to hold outside employment or attend outside counseling during their sentence.
Inmates must provide a verifiable work schedule and paycheck stubs as proof of hours worked. A new initiative, started by Sheriff Zaruba, requires sheriff's deputies to make random checks of sites to ensure inmates are in fact where they are supposed to be.
During an inmates first thirty days in custody, the maximum hours allowed out of custody is 65 per week. After thirty days in the program, the inmate may request permission to remain out of custody for work and counseling for up to 80 hours each week.
Inmates pay a board fee of $15.00 per day and are required to remain in custody one full day each week. Each inmate also pays for his or her own health care.