COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Saving Taxpayers money and keeping crime off the streets. That's the idea behind the Collier County Sheriff's Office's new plan to rehabilitate inmates who are returning to society.
A group of volunteer mentors and sponsors in the county will be heading up the new program to keep people from returning to jail.
According to Sheriff Kevin Rambosk, some of the most simple tasks inmates need help with outside of jail, are the ones that keep them from returning to the inside.
"How to get a driver's license, how to find a place to live, hook up with family that they've lost," the Sheriff explains.
The program will not cost taxpayers a dime, and could actually save them money. For every inmate that gets into this program and uses it to their benefit, that saves taxpayers $116 per day, per inmate.
The program, which is only for inmates that have completed their full sentence, is set to begin in the next few months.