Alternative sentencing program has saved Grayson nearly $150,000 over three years, putting prisoners to work and giving them a second chance instead of sending them to jail.
By Ben Bomberger, Reporter
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 5:00 am (Updated: May 8, 5:00 am)
INDEPENDENCE – Three years ago, Grayson County took the chance on a new alternative sentencing program that very few localities had tried. Today, the Day Report Center has provided the county a net savings of $149,000 and rising.
Supervisors Chairman Mike Maynard remembers when a representative from Giles County came and spoke to Grayson officials about a Day Report Program, designed to keep non-violent offenders out of jail and help rehabilitate them into productive citizens.
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