State prisoners deal with water issues for Lowndes County said Public Works Director Robin Cumbus at the Monday 22 July 2013 Lowndes County Commission Work Session; they vote tonight.
7.a. Prison Detail Contracts
Three details at $39,500 each, no increase from last year, said Public Works Director Robin Cumbus.
Commissioner Demarcus Marshall wanted to know if that was three times a year.
She said it was an annual payment. He wanted to know if the three was in regards to their specialities, such as stormwater or engineering or so forth. She said one was mainly for water needs, while two were for roads, and for engineering it’s required to meet their shoulder runoff requirements.
Chairman Bill Slaughter clarified they’re at the disposal of the county whenever they’re needed, and it’s actually three different crews.
Commissioner Crawford Powell further clarified “for the public” that these details are different from the ones for community service. She agreed that community service is orderd by courts, and people volunteer hours, while these three details are incarcerated prisoners with guards.
None of them remarked that these prisoners do jobs other people could be doing. Also, they come from Valdosta State Prison.
Here’s the video:
Prisoners with Guards
Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by John S. Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 22 July 2013.