work-release definition by Webster's New World
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designating or of a program in which certain prisoners are permitted to leave a penal institution for a specified time in order to hold jobs, prior to their full release
work-release definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A correctional program under which prisoners are permitted employment outside a prison while serving their sentences.
- workˈ-re·leaseˌ adjective