Prisoners Helping City Parks
You’ve likely seen them around Chillicothe in their prison uniforms. Prisoners from the Chillicothe Correctional Center watering plants and picking up trash downtown, or working in city parks.
City Administrator Darin Chappell says they are a big help, especially in the parks department where Parks Director Josh Norris has just three full time employees for all of the city parks.
Chappell says with out the prisoners help, it would be difficult to keep the parks looking sharp.
Prisoners are currently working on the upkeep of the walking trails. Chappell says it’s a great program for both the City and the prisoners.
Chappell says the ladies work hard, or will lose the privilege to another prisoner