New transportation program is a sensible solution for people released from jail

  • Date: 08/05/2023

With $12,000 in funding appropriated by the county commissioners, the jail started a system for newly released inmates in May that provides free rides from some area taxi and transportation businesses to their stated residences when they are unable to arrange a pick-up. Iosue reports the program is working well, enabling inmates lacking transportation to return to their residence or, in some cases, travel to a treatment program. At the same time, jail staff and resources are relieved of providing what, he says, was in effect “a taxi service.”

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