Ky. female inmates join work crews.

Author:Ferguson, Paige
Position::MEW BRIEFS

The Laurel County Detention Center in London, Ky., will begin a work release program for its female inmates, according to the Sentinel Echo. The facility currently has 44 of its male inmates participating in work release. "I've had the idea for some time to give the ladies the same opportunity to do community service like the men do," Jailer Jamie Mosley said. Inmates who are state-classified (Class D) receive "first priority" eligibility due to their set length of stay. Fifteen female inmates are currently eligible for work release, but Mosley plans to start out with a team of four assisting in roadside garbage pickup, and then gradually expand the program.

The male inmate work crews have already done a significant amount of service for the county, including garbage pickup; running the recycling center; maintaining athletic...

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