Knox Jail Work Release Paying Off

December 11, 2014

Photo by David Stewart


Jailer Mary Hammons presents a check for $31,389.01 to Knox County Judge Executive J.M. Hammons.

Jailer Mary Hammons presents a check for $31,389.01 to Knox County Judge Executive J.M. Hammons.

By David Stewart

Every weekday morning since July 1, two Knox Detention deputies, (Thomas Levering and Ricardo Santoscruz) have shown up to work at 6:30 a.m. sharp. Their job is to pick up five inmates, load a van with lunch and report to the state garage for an assignment. Each crew is then directed by a state road supervisor, who stays with them as they complete the daily assigned task.

If the road had a state number assigned to it, chances are this group has either picked up garbage, mowed, weed-eated or mulched something along its ditches. The service they have provided has “neatened up” the county, and the best thing about it, that service has been free.

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