Date: September 22, 2000 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact: Sterling Ivey, 863 534-6377 or 819-0221 pager
Weekend Work Release Inmates Will Work in Eaton Park this Weekend

Polk County Sheriff's Office inmates from the Weekender Program will be working in Eaton Park this weekend picking up liter on the county right of way and cleaning and landscaping the Eaton Park COPS station located at 3119 Iowa Road in Eaton Park The Polk County Sheriff's Office, Department of Detention, will send approximately 30 females and over 40 male inmates to work in the area this weekend. The Weekenders will begin working around 9:00 a.m. 

The Weekend Work Release Program is individuals who have been sentenced to spend a certain number of weekends on a work program as opposed to completing their sentence in jail. The Weekend Work Release Program allows an individual to pay their debt to society without going to jail and allows an individual to maintain gainful employment. 

A weekend average of one hundred thirty (130) individuals perform tasks such as picking up trash along county highways, mowing, laying sod, tearing down abandoned buildings, and cleaning out canals of local lake systems. 

Residents who wish to report roadside trash along county rights of way can call the Liter Hotline toll free at 1-877-891-6430. This toll free number is for reporting liter on county right of ways only, and residents SHOULD NOT call to report trash on personal property.

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