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Ficarello Candidate for Will County Sheriff “CLEAR PATH PROGRAM” FOR INMATE WORKERS
November 5, 2013 Editor No Comments
“CLEAR PATH PROGRAM” FOR INMATE WORKERS To keep the incarceration rate below national average for non-violent misdemeanant offenders and traffic offenders, an alternative type of sentencing is needed in Will County. This alternative category of sentencing will present the court system with a program that would allow judges to order manual labor of sentenced inmates, […]
“CLEAR PATH PROGRAM” FOR INMATE WORKERS
To keep the incarceration rate below national average for non-violent misdemeanant offenders and traffic offenders, an alternative type of sentencing is needed in Will County. This alternative category of sentencing will present the court system with a program that would allow judges to order manual labor of sentenced inmates, in lieu of extended jail time. The alternative sentencing will not only help the taxpayer by reducing inmate housing costs due to the sentence time being exchanged for manual labor, but also provide these low risk offenders an opportunity to learn life skills and repay the community.
The placement in this type of alternative sentencing must meet certain eligibility and the individual must agree to the terms and rules of the program. The sentenced inmate must be physically capable and able to work in all weather.
The sentenced inmate must also pay a one-time insurance fee and processing fee prior to participation in this program. The processing fee will be utilized to provide special clothing for both the job being performed and exposure to the elements/climate.
These sentenced individuals will work only in approved work settings for governmental institutions, or non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations. They will be supervised by sworn officers, and will operate five days a week. A civilian coordinator will provide management of the various job assignments throughout the community. Failure to meet the terms of the program or a break in the rules will result in spending the rest of their sentence in a general population setting with the full sentencing reinstated.
Inmates in this program who have not completed high school or attained a G.E.D. will be encouraged to participate in the G.E.D. program offered by the Support Services Division of the Will County Adult Detention Facility.
This program will provide a “Clear Path” for inmates to learn the responsibility of hard work, serving their sentence and providing a positive experience by giving something back to the community, and encouraged enrollment in the Sheriff’s G.E.D. program. Also contact with various charitable organizations could provide help for these individuals once they have completed their sentencing.
The “Clear Path Program” will be evaluated after one year to analyze the cost, benefits and savings resulting from the program.
A future contingency of this plan would allow individuals sentenced to probation/supervision, including hours of community service, to also participate in a plan of a similar environment.
Will County has in my opinion excessive regulations. An example is the use of Aerial Photos to initiate code violations. I have been trying since April to amend the Ordinance to not allow it. Finally in October I am getting movement and it will be going to a vote either in October or November.
From beautiful Homer Glen, I have been simply trying to digest what just happened with the debt ceiling vote/compromise. I am not a happy camper. I understand that no matter how you spin it, giving away money you borrow is not logical. I am questioning how this will affect me in beautiful Homer Glen. Our elected officials just gave a Progressive, socialist driven president more money to spend. Trillions more because those we elected to office don’t have the will to fix the problem with a balanced budget. Not one word from the media on the plan of freezing all spending to current levels this year and then cutting all spending by 1% per year for 7 to 10 years. Instead the President who never presented a plan gets the ability to spend trillions more. I feel like Moody’s will lower our rating because we probably will never be able to pay off the debt, due to inept people in both the Senate and House. Every compromise takes away from logical economic principals, lowering the bar when future negotiations will need to take place. http://www.examiner.com/will-county-libertarian-in-chicago/obama-gets-to-spend-trillions-more
From Beautiful Homer Glen, I just finished watching a You Tube that made my blood boil. The people on Social Security in Homer Glen should be outraged. The President threatens that the checks may not be sent out, despite having enough money in the fund. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoDvkhnNdXo&feature=player_embedded#at=160 The fact that the Social Security Trust fund has been robbed for years is a monument to our corrupt bankrupt morally sick elected politicians that allowed this to happen. They stole this money by sticking IOU’s in the Trust Fund. Despite the stolen money, there is enough revenue, which is deducted from our pay checks to keep paying those receiving Social Security checks. If a large percent of the population in Homer Glen or any city is not paid the cry would be so loud that the local congressman would give into raising the Debt Ceiling. The Threat is the Progressive nuclear bomb, and based on a lie, and deceit.
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