Inmates eyed for road work
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County Prison inmates might begin cleaning some county roads next month, according to Warden Raymond Rosenberry.
"It's still in the planning stage. We're shooting for an April 15 start-up," he said Monday.
"It's strictly a volunteer situation. They get to get away from the prison for a bit," Rosenberry said of the prisoners. He said the program would be open to inmates eligible for work-release.
Not every nonviolent offender who is eligible for work release has a job to go to, Rosenberry said.
Inmates would work on roads not being cleaned up through the Adopt-A-Highway program, the warden said. Initially, volunteers would be limited to road cleanup.
"We're going to do it in stages. I can see sometime in the future going to the townships and municipalities to see if they need volunteer help," Rosenberry said.