Inmate Garden Program

In 2013 the facility started an inmate garden program. The intent of the program is bifold. Firstly it trains qualifying inmates to raise crops on a small scale. When released they will have the ability to grow their own food. The program provides the inmates with the opportunity to be involved in something they can take personal pride in and a feeling of accomplishment. Secondly, it provides food that is utilized by the kitchen for the entire population.

Since its start, the garden has expanded each of the original 5 beds and added 4 more with the intent of adding more in the spring. In 2013 the garden produced 299 pounds of produce. In 2016 the Jail Garden program produced over 1000 pounds of produce and donated 250 pounds to the Food Pantry. The garden is paid for out of the inmate commissary account.

Views of the Inmate Garden