The Light in prison video team interviewed Tehama County Sheriff Dave Hencratt and Deputy Sheriff Rich Ryan about their innovative AB 109 Auto Workshop inmate training program. Started in 2011 the program is estimated to have saved the County tens of thousands of dollars in vehicle maintenance costs. The goal of the program is to provide inmates with valuable real life work skills, reduce recidivism rates and save the county money in the process. And it seems to be working.
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