INMATES TAKING CLASSES
ALACHUA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES HAVE BEEN FIGHTING OVERCROWDING AT THE JAIL ALMOST AS MUCH AS THEY FIGHT CRIME ON THE STREETS. NOW THEY MAY HAVE FOUND A WAY TO LOWER THE NUMBER OF INMATES AT THE JAIL.
WHEN DEPUTIES NOTICED A SPIKE IN THEIR INMATE POPULATION FOR THE 2007 CALENDAR YEAR, THEY KNEW SOMETHING HAD TO BE DONE.
WITH HELP FROM OTHER COUNTIES THEY DEVELOPED A PLAN FOR THE INMATES TO GET AN EDUCATION AND LEARN THE NECESSARY SOCIAL SKILLS NEEDED TO RE-JOIN SOCIETY.
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