Alternative Sentencing


The Sheriff’s Alternative Sentencing Unit (ASU) offers a Home Detention Program (HDP) for incarcerated person(s) who are sentenced to 21 days to 1 year in the County Jail, and an Alternative Work Program (AWP) for incarcerated person(s) sentenced to 20 days or less. HDP allows incarcerated person(s) to serve their sentence in their San Luis Obispo County home and continue to work at their regular job. AWP allows incarcerated person(s) to perform eight hours of general labor for every one day of jail time.

These voluntary programs are open only to minimum security/low risk persons, as determined by the ASU staff. These programs are a privilege, not a right. Certain crime convictions are not eligible for participation, including but not limited to violent crimes, sexual crimes, crimes against children, and some drug related crimes.

We no longer require fees for the Alternative Sentencing Program.  You may submit your application and court remand order via regular USPS mail or email to:


USPS Mailing Address

Alternative Sentencing Unit

880 Oklahoma Ave

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405


Email Address

[email protected]


Business Hours

Mon-Thu 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Closed Fri-Sun and all county holidays


See application for further details and instructions.

Call the ASU Coordinator at 805-781-4635 for further information.  Please have your case number or remand order available.


Download  Application


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