Press Release, October 31, 2007

  • Female Work Crew: One of State's First

        On Wednesday, October 31, 2007, the Pickens County Sheriff's Office initiated one of the first county female inmate work crews in the State of South Carolina. Sentenced females that are serving time at the Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility are now being utilized for litter pickup on public roadways. While under the direct supervision of officers, the crew will be assigned roads randomly throughout the county.
         The female inmate workers will receive earned work credits for their labor as prescribed by the South Carolina State Statue. This program is just one in a series offered to female inmates by the Sheriff’s Office. The program also helps control the litter on our roadways which in turn beautifies our county.
         For more information on this program, contact Capt. Phil Sargent or Lt. Keith Galloway at 898-5500.