Wednesday, February 6, 2013

State prisoner at work


Frequently, county or state prisoners in good standing are released from confinement temporarily to work on civic projects, such as cleaning up streets and sidewalks.  This young woman was part of a contingent of women put to work in Ocala.  I'm guessing they were from the women's prison in, where else, but Lowell, Florida?

22 comments:

Birdman said...

Did you wait long for this shot?

hamilton said...

This is something we don't have here. (though we do have people who clean the streets, they just get paid)

Linda said...

Great photo, Lowell, and I think it is great that they put them to work.

SRQ said...

Makes you wonder what she's in for. Lowell sure is on the map!

Randy said...

Lowell Florida, must be a tough place.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

In the Phoenix area the Sheriff has chain gangs and makes them wear outfits of black & white horizontal stripes.

longbeachpeninsuladailyphoto said...

It's better than a chain gang! I really like the color effects you created with this photo.

Lynette said...

In Portland, the county sheriff's office has work crews who clean graffiti, among doing other things across the metropolitan area and out in the county. I think I have a photo of them somewhere. I'll have to take a look and share some. Good idea, Lowell.

cieldequimper said...

So how come you don't live in Lowell?

I've seen inmates like that. They were wearing orange jumpsuits.

llandudnopictures said...

Looks like she is doing a good job.

Cezar and Léia said...

I think it's great the authorities put the criminals to do some positive work!
Léia

EG CameraGirl said...

I wish we had vew good citizens around here. :)

Sharon said...

Well, Dave said it before me. We have a very colorful sheriff as I'm sure you know. Let me be clear, I have no affection for him. He's pretty much a bombastic publicity seeker with an uncanny genius for getting elected.

Judy said...

Ah yes, this looks familiar. In Prescott the county prisoners do landscaping work around the courthouse.

Andy said...

Much better than the chain gang.

RedPat said...

We have nothing like that here! The union of the city workers would go ballistic if someone was taking away any of their jobs.

Kay said...

I hope that these workers aren't volunteering just to get away from Lowell, are they? That would just go to show how far out of the mainstream they'd gotten. . .

Small City Scenes said...

So you own a prison too? Happens here too, specially along the freeways. MB

Danielle said...

OMG!!! I was there when you took this picture...I am pretty sure of it....was it Friday two weeks ago???? The reason I am asking is because I saw this person pull one clump of weeds from that wall and then leave the rest..and I thought...what the heck??? Also...I had no doubt about the Lowe's photo....I am a frequent visitor there ;)

Halcyon said...

We used to see prisoners along the side of the highway in Jackson too. I guess it's good they're doing something productive. I'm not sure just locking people up really helps anyone.

magiceye said...

Nice work!

Pierre BOYER said...

Not better than staying in dirty jail ?

Pierre

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