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Inmate work crews 'win-win' for county
By journalgazette.net- Jamie Duffy
Published: 05/10/2018

Low-risk inmates at Allen County Jail are being given an opportunity to get outside, pick up roadside trash and possibly earn the chance to get out of jail early.

The Inmate Work Crew Program started Wednesday with four inmates working at an unidentified county highway guarded by two deputies, plus the driver, Sheriff David Gladieux said.

“It's kind of a win-win for the community. They get some extra time off their sentence if they become a trusty,” Gladieux said. “No sense having them sitting in the jail, taking up space, watching TV and doing nothing.”

Jail trusties are inmates entrusted with responsibilities such as working in the kitchen, doing laundry, mopping floors and other tasks.

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