County Inmates Get Outside Road Work, Training

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department:

Road Crew Provides Volunteer Time to Government Agencies

During the 2015 McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Facility Road Crew season, a total of 4,374 hours of volunteer work was provided to the community.

The season started April 22, 2015 and ran through October 16, 2015.

This year’s Road Crew season nearly triple the gallons of paint were recycled in the townships of Algonquin, Marengo and Nunda. This collaborative effort resulted in a total of 720 gallons, filling thirteen 55- gallon drums, being recycled for the Illinois E.P.A.

The Sheriff’s Office Road Crew assisted fifteen Townships and several government agencies: Alden, Algonquin, Chemung, Coral, Dorr, Dunham, Grafton, Greenwood, Hartland, Hebron, Marengo, McHenry, Nunda, Richmond, and Riley townships, City of Harvard, City of Marengo, City of Wonder Lake, and the McHenry County Department of Transportation.

Those incarcerated in the McHenry County Jail not only pick up trash, some learn how to lay asphalt.

Those incarcerated in the McHenry County Jail not only pick up trash, some learn how to lay asphalt.

The tasks the Road Crew provided this season included:

  • 2,130 hours collecting trash
  • 160 hours of painting
  • 596 hours of brush and tree removal
  • 672 hours of asphalt paving and patching
  • 166 hours of paint recycling
  • 650 miscellaneous hours that included shop cleaning, washing fleet vehicles, and landscaping.

Sheriff’s Office Road Crew workers cleared 328.8 miles of roadway and easements which filled 735 garbage bags.

Inmates participating in the Road crew expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to serve.

While this program provides the community and government a service, participants learn skills, aiding them in future
employment opportunities.

The Road Crew program is just one of the Sheriff’s Office Inmate Worker Programs. Inmates throughout the year also assist in various jobs including: kitchen, laundry and block workers.

Corrections Officers supervise.


County Inmates Get Outside Road Work, Training — 1 Comment

  1. Need more of this! Instead of paying MCCD employees for clearing underbrush and other landscape type maintenance, inmate workers could perform those jobs.

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