From a report by the AP:
A county sheriff in northern Ohio who banned pancakes from the jail menu to cut costs has found another way to save: He’s having the inmates grow their own food. Kyle Overmyer got the idea for a vegetable garden at the jail in Fremont after he was forced to reduce his budget by $75,000 this spring.
Low-risk inmates who are allowed to mow lawns and do other chores around the county planted about an acre and a half ofon jail grounds three weeks ago.
One inmate says everyone will enjoy the fresh food because budget cuts have made meals less appetizing.
Another great idea, but I believe this was tried in Harrison County about 20 years ago and had to be abandoned because of some visions of the old “chain gangs”.
A good idea and a money saving idea, but will there be ways that it can be abused?