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Begun in 1994 in Greene County, the Community Work Program pays low-risk prison inmates for short, local government projects, like weeding and painting. Currently 17 prison units are providing 56 crews for work.
The Community Work Program, started in 1994, pays low-risk prison inmates for local government projects, like weeding and roadwork, thereby saving state and local monies. About sixty percent of inmates are working every day.