Work release program helps inmates learn skills, pay off fines

Inmates can't have violent crime-related charges to enter program

By Miranda Reynolds
KAIT 8 News

GREENE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Inmates in one county will be out of jail and working in the community. The Greene County Detention Center began its Work Release Program this week.

It allows qualifying inmates to work, pay off their fines, and possibly secure a job after serving their jail time.

As of now, it’s only offered to male inmates due to limited housing. One inmate in the program began working at the Greene County Road Department.

“They will work every day,” Jail Administrator Brent Cox said. “If they’re not at a job, they will be assigned jobs here at the facility or things such as trash pickup in the community. This is a work-release program and they are expected to work each day.” READ MORE.

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