Inmate work crews provide community service in Page

Community saves over $5,000

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Inmate work crews cut weeds and rake up debris at Page Municipal Golf Course.

<i>Submitted photo</i><br> Inmate work crews cut weeds and rake up debris at Page Municipal Golf Course.

PAGE, Ariz. - A vision of the Coconino County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) is to provide exemplary service to community members and to assist with improving the quality of life throughout the county. CCSO fulfills this commitment by developing professional staff, establishing partnerships within communities, dedicating skills and resources to these efforts.  

In a special partnership between the city of Page and the Coconino County Detention Facility Inmate Work Crews have spent over 513 hours in community beautification projects in Page over the past year.

"This is a great opportunity for inmates to make positive impacts on their communities.  Communities also get to see how the sheriff's office uses different programs to help inmates make constructive changes in their lives," said CCSO Sheriff Pribil.

Of the 513 hours of community service, inmate work crews spent 162 hours cutting weeds and raking up debris at the Page Municipal Golf Course, 108 hours at the Page Police Department doing landscaping and drainage work, 27 hours picking up trash at the Waste Station and along the road to Lachee, 195 hours picking up trash at the Page Parks and Recreation Complex, and 27 hours at the Coconino County Detention Facility Complex in Page.

The Coconino County Detention Facility utilizes free inmate labor through the support of two work crews. The mobile Work Crews perform community service programs throughout Coconino County when appropriate. The 513 hours of service performed by the work crews this year in Page at $10 per hour represents a savings of $5,130 if the community had to pay someone for the services. Inmate Work Crews will continue to be used throughout Coconino County to enhance and beautify government owned buildings or facilities.

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