(a) The Department of Corrections shall deny placement in a reentry work furlough program if it determines that an inmate would pose an unreasonable risk to the public, or if any one of the following factors exist, except in unusual circumstances, including, but not limited to, the remoteness in time of the commission of the offense:
(1) Conviction of crime involving sex or arson.
(2) History of forced escape, or of drug use, sales, or addiction.
(3) Parole program or employment outside the area served by the facility.
(4) History of serious institutional misconduct.
(5) Prior placement in a protective housing unity within a correctional institution, except a person placed there while assisting a public entity in a civil or criminal matter.
(6) More than one conviction of a crime of violence.
(b) Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to limit the discretion of the Department of Corrections to deny placement when the provisions of subdivision (a) do not apply.
(c) Inmates transferred to reentry work furlough remain under the legal custody of the department and shall be subject at any time, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Director of Corrections, to be detained in the county jail upon the exercise of a state parole or correctional officer's peace officer powers as specified in Section 830.5, with the consent of the sheriff or corresponding official having jurisdiction over the facility.
(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 961, Sec. 5.)