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Jail Work Programs

Sentenced inmates who are classified as low security risk are permitted to perform labor in the kitchen, laundry, distribute linen and jail issued clothing, remove and dispose garbage/trash, perform sanitation in the housing units and support services areas, and assist with the transfer of materials/products from delivery trucks at the dock.  Inmate workers are not compensated with currency, but can earn up to 25% percent sentence reduction for performing labor.  The inmate worker program is operated in all three jails and annually saves over ten million ($10 million) dollars for Wayne County taxpayers.