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Inmates help build homes for habitat for humanity Charlotte County

Posted at 3:51 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 15:57:39-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to give hands-on training to jail inmates.

Inmates learn new job skills by building homes with the organization, which will then benefit a family in need.

The program's first build started in August.

It was so successful another team started a build this month.

About ten detainees can participate on each build day and are supervised by detention staff and construction staff as well.