Inmate Work Program - Weekday
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Detention Inmate Work Program -Weekday Work Program is made up of individuals who have been sentenced to spend a certain number of days in the Inmate Work Program as opposed to completing their sentence in jail. The Weekday Work Program serves a three-fold purpose: it allows an individual to pay their debt to society without going to jail, allows an individual who may not be gainfully employed an opportunity to complete their sentence at an alternate work site within the county during the normal work week, and eliminates the expense to the tax payer to house these individuals in the detention facilities.
During the first nine months of the program’s existence in 2004 a total of 457 inmates were sentenced to the program. In 2010, 161,104 labor hours were utilized during the weekdays for a labor savings of $1,372,606.08 based upon minimum wage.
Contact Point: Sgt. James Rice Phone: (863) 519-4707