A resident on a jail diversion program is confined to their home or approved housing and monitored with an electronic device. They are allowed to leave their residence for the purpose of exercising their Huber privileges. The residence must be free of alcohol, alcohol containers, illegal drugs, and firearms.
Custody Alternative Monitoring Program (CAMP)
If you have been sentenced to the Dane County Jail with work release/Huber privileges, you may be eligible to serve part or all of your sentence at your home or approved housing if you meet the criteria for Jail Diversion. This guide is designed to help determine if you may be eligible and to assist you in applying for Jail Diversion.
Qualified residents apply for Jail Diversion by completing a pamphlet application. To qualify for Jail Diversion you must be serving a Dane County sentence and sentenced with Huber privileges. You must have a residence in Dane County. If you are sentenced to an OWI charge you must have scheduled or completed your court-ordered AODA assessment.
Your institutional behavior is taken into consideration when determining your appropriateness for Jail Diversion. There will be a mandatory drug screen before you are enrolled in any diversion program. A background check will also be conducted to determine your eligibility for Jail Diversion.
Apply online: Jail Diversion Application or complete the Jail Diversion Application PDF and the Application for Waived/Reduced Fees and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications can also be mailed to:
William H. Ferris Center
c/o Jail Diversion
2120 Rimrock Road
Madison, WI 53713
If you are interested in transferring to Dane County, you will need to contact the sentencing county jail once you are officially sentenced. You can request a Huber Transfer Request along with a copy of your Judgment of Conviction that states "May serve in Dane County”. These two forms will need to be faxed to Dane County Jail Diversion at (608) 267-1531. All transfers need to be able to pay Jail Diversion fees and must report to Dane County drug and alcohol-free.
A background check will be conducted to determine your eligibility for Jail Diversion. If it’s determined you are an eligible candidate, Jail Diversion will contact you to schedule an orientation.
At the time of the orientation you will be required to provide the following:
Arriving at the interview with detectable alcohol on your breath and/or signs of illegal drug use will result in cancellation of the interview and may cause you to be denied jail diversion.
Driving to the interview with a revoked or suspended driver’s license may cause you to be denied Jail Diversion.
If you have an upcoming court appearance on an OWI 3rd or above and are due to be remanded forthwith to jail with Work Release or Huber privileges, your file will be reviewed once you are sentenced. Please complete an application and turn it in at least two weeks prior to sentencing. If it’s determined you are an eligible candidate, the Diversion program will contact you to complete an orientation prior to your sentencing hearing date.
Employment is not a requirement to be eligible for Jail Diversion. Residents who are employed or seek employment while on Jail Diversion will follow all Dane County Sheriff’s Office Huber Law Procedures.
Unemployed residents are encouraged to participate in the Dane County Jail Volunteer Program. Participating residents may be eligible for sentence reduction credit.