Columbia, SC - COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) - Non-violent offender inmates working on construction projects across the Palmetto State will be marked by new road signs from the South Carolina Department of Transportation.
Inmates from the South Carolina Department of Corrections are working with SCDOT maintenance units in 12 different counties where correctional facilities are located.
Officials said on any given day, upwards of 85 inmates could be working to pick up litter, mowing and trimming and performing clean-up jobs at SCDOT sites.
Each inmate is paid $15 per day. SCDOT says the services assist the agency with highway maintenance and save taxpayer money.