27 August 2008

Prisoners Sweeping Still

I've noticed that the Sheriff is still bringing the cleanup crew through OTR, and I appreciate it a lot. A few observations. The guys (they are all men, mostly white) work very hard. No slackers here. I think they are under instruction not to socialize, but they will say hi and "how are you?", which is what this guy said. My response at 7am, half awake was, "I'm ok, better that you I guess" and he chuckled.
 

My understanding is that it is a voluntary work detail, and that for each hour worked, you get two removed from you time served. Better than lying in a concrete cell...

3 comments:

Julie said...

I walked down Main last fall amidst the work detail. One of the guys accidentally blew leaves on me and was so kind and apologetic. They're always very nice and respectful.

justforview said...

What makes this seem obvious also makes it ironic. The fact that criminals, whom many would assume contribute to the "deplorable" conditions of the community, beautifying our public space.

5chw4r7z said...

Thats awesome, and the American way, with hard work and sweat equity you earn something valuable in return.
Too bad they had to land in prison to learn that lesson.