New Push in Gadsden County to Assist Inmates in Finding Jobs

By: Leonard Horton
By: Leonard Horton

Inmates say when employers see charges on their record they see it as a red flag.

Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young is partnering with Workforce Plus to help inmates develop job skills they'll need to make it on the outside.

"They need social skills, writing skills and anything they can get. Any skill they receive would benefit them," says one inmate of the Gadsden County Jail who did not want to give his name.

Inmates say many times employers like hiring ex-inmates because of their work ethic.

Sheriff Young is in the planning stages with Workforce Plus to coordinate a system which would teach inmates how to dress for an interview, how to fill out an application and how to market themselves.


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