|(HOUSTON, TX) – Sheriff Adrian Garcia will announce on Thursday the expansion of the earned early release credit program to lower-risk inmates who clean the banks of Buffalo Bayou and other area waterways.|
Under the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Community Alliance for Responsibility Empowerment and Safety (CARES) program, qualifying inmates earn up to one third credit on their sentences in return for enrolling in vocational education programs and performing certain job duties. The earned early release credit will now include cleaning along area waterways.
The HCSO's earned early release program already benefits taxpayers while saving costly room in the jail system for the most dangerous criminals while providing incentives for other inmates to enroll in programs that could reduce their chances of committing more crimes. Now the program will help beautify green space along our waterways and enhance the Buffalo Bayou Partnership's 5-year-old clean-up and restoration initiative, funded by Shell.
Members of the news media planning to attend, please RSVP to Christina Garza, Media Relations Manager, at Christina.Garza@sheriff.hctx.net.
WHO: Sheriff Adrian Garcia
WHAT: Expansion of earned early release credit
WHEN: Thursday, May 12, 2011
WHERE: 701 N. San Jacinto (Buffalo Bayou Landing)