Instead of “general litter control $1.25m” why not use inmates …

Comment on Rates may rise 3.5% but no civic centre swap in draft budget by James T Smerk.

Instead of “general litter control $1.25m” why not use inmates from the Correctional Centre to perform these duties? Much like School, if you are naughty you get rubbish collection duties. That frees up some cash.
While they are there they could do all the upkeep at the town parks too. Moving from one park to the next mowing, painting and fixing the equipment. There is more cash freed up.
I don’t see why more general duties are not performed by inmates. Obviously the low risk inmates. It gives them a purpose and builds their skills and abilities.
Maybe Corrections could take over the landfill too. They have an abundance of manpower/womanpowe. Use it instead of locking them away with little self-improvement opportunities.

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