Whitfield County Sheriff's Office Encourages Skilled Inmates To Give Back

Whitfield County Sheriff's office say they have saved thousands of dollars and improved inmate morale by putting their jail population to work. The inmates with special skills such as contractors and electricians are also given unique responsibilities.

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Sophie Katt - 4/2/2014 11:57 AM
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We cannot continue to just WAREHOUSE human beings for the sake of a better bottom-line for the prison industry. If this Sheriff lets workers who WANT to work, out and about among the citizens? Good for him! THE VAST MAJORTIY OF PRISONERS ARE NON-VIOLENT, and working keeps them busy, keeps them from hurting and killing each other, keeps their mind on something else besides themselves and their problems. This is a GREAT idea! Let them do it! They need to work, because it's GOOD for them to work. And it shows them, they can be trusted, trusted to do a good job, trusted to act right, and with increased trust, comes increased confidence. I'm glad this Sheriff is thinking in such a progressive manner. Wish ALL law enforcement would do the same.......
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