Sheriff Wright's Inmate Work Program

Providing a different path

Patrick Gentry
November 05, 2018 - 12:33 pm
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Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright and Rep. Bill Chumley said they plan to re-file their inmate work bill that Wright said will save South Carolina taxpayers millions and help rehabilitate non-violent offenders.

The bill calls for the creation of an inmate work program that will be available for men and women in the correctional system. Sheriff Chuck Wright says the bill only makes sense.

Non-violent offenders will be put to work cleaning up litter, patching up roads, doing landscaping work, and other light manual labor jobs. They will have to work eight hours a day for five days a week and upon completion of the program and the inmates’ sentences can be reduced significantly or paroled.

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