Inmate Labor Saves Close to $6,000 in June
In June, inmate work squads from the Alachua County Jail worked on a variety of projects that saved county taxpayers close to $6,000, according to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.
Last month, the squads:
• Cut trees and brush from a field at the Gainesville Regional Airport.
• Removed brush and trash from a tree line near Lincoln Middle School.
• Removed tree limbs and brush from a fence line at Tree Trail Apartments.
• Power washed buildings and trimmed bushes for the Gainesville Housing Authority.
• Moved office supplies and other materials from the FDLE Alachua office into the jail.
• Removed brush from a fence line behind Tiger Bay Apartments.
In May, the squads performed 458 hours of labor for a savings of $5,995.22. So far this year, the squads have performed 2,197 hours of labor for a savings of $28,758.73, according to the sheriff's office.
Last year, the squads performed 6,378 hours of work for a savings of $83,488.02, according to the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation (AWI).
AWI determines the value of work by multiplying the hourly wage value of $13.09 by the total number of hours worked.
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