Elbert County residents, do not be alarmed when you see inmates on the side of the road, they are merely helping clean up the county while serving …
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Elbert County residents, do not be alarmed when you see inmates
on the side of the road, they are merely helping clean up the
county while serving their time.
On June 3 Elbert County Sheriff William Frangis began the first
day of planned inmate work details in the county. Also referred to
as “chain gangs” even though no chains are literally involved,
current incarcerated county inmates serving a court-ordered
sentence are transported to areas within the county to clean up and
do minor maintenance services under the supervision of deputies
from the sheriff’s office, which will be a continued public service
to the citizens of Elbert County.
In preparation for the Elizabeth Stampede, the first day of
operation involved inmates cleaning the grandstand area of Casey
“It was a truck load of trash,” said Sgt. David Carter, jail
Frangis said the citizens of the county were very receptive and
appreciative of the work done by the inmates.
“Citizens can be assured that when the they are working, the
inmate maintenance crews will have officers present,” he said. “And
that the areas are designated with signs and noticeable to our
citizens during these work details.”
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