Authorities in Florida are crediting a group of local inmates for volunteering to pitch in after a devastating hurricane tore through the state.
Whether motivated by a desire to help or to get a break from jail, their efforts — along with countless others — were appreciated by area officials and residents.
The group of five inmates had recently completed a training course while behind bars that allowed them to operate heavy machinery needed in the cleanup.
Clearing the way.
— Walton Co. Sheriff (@WCSOFL) October 11, 2018
“Clearing the way,” a tweet from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office declared. “Detention Deputies & Inmates from the Walton County Jail are cleaning up debris in the Valley following Hurricane Michael.”