The city is working with the Lubbock County Sheriff's office to keep Lubbock beautiful. The first phase of a program would use inmates to clean up trash and help with other projects around the city.
About 15 inmates would go out with sheriff's deputies daily. The inmates would get to work off their sentence faster, and the city would save thousands in employee salaries. City of Lubbock Emergency Coordinator Kevin Overstreet says, "We decide on what our city looks like and I think we should use all available resources we have at our disposal."
Overstreet also says the only inmates eligible to work are non-violent criminals. The program would cost about $105,000 annually.
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