Midland County Sheriffs Office putting misdemeanor charged criminals to work

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

They are putting criminals to work as a way to eliviate the amount of inmates in jail.

On Tuesday, the Sheriff's Office collaborated with the District Attorney's Office and County Commissioners to make this announcement.

Criminals with misdemeanor charges will work off their sentences instead of taking up space in the jail.

The Midland County Commissioners voted yes on the item, and Midland District Attorney Teresa Clingman also agrees this is a great way to deal with the overcrowded jail and save Midland tax payers money.