INMATES AND DETAINEES WORKING IN AREA COUNTY JAILS!

FROM CAR WASHERS TO AUTO MECHANICS – YOU CAN GET IT DONE AT THE COUNTY JAILS!

The Insite spotted some inmates or detainees – depending on their legal disposition, working in Harris and Galveston counties over the last couple of weeks. What I noticed was they weren’t making license plates but they were doing other types of jobs. At Harris County they wash cars for Sheriff’s department employees on certain days. I asked one jail official who said on Fridays the women detainees clean the units of deputies. While I was in Galveston county recently I noticed inmates in the middle of the week working on cars. They served as mechanics there. I didn’t have a chance to talk with anyone from the county because I was interviewing folk at the Police department. But the question I have is do you think it’s a good idea to use inmates for this kind of work? Do they have the perfect opportunity to escape while being allowed to roam so freely around the jails? Also do you think those who are awaiting trial should be allowed to do such work or should the sheriff’s department wait until they’ve been adjudicated? The Insite would love to hear your opinion!