Today was our annual fall roundup which included penning, weaning, selling and working cows at our county farms.
We always utilize inmate labor during the operation. Our inmate trustee program is valuable to the operations at the NCSO in several ways. The inmates who meet the qualifications and criteria are offered the opportunity to work in exchange for "time off" credit.
Taking care of livestock is just another example of how we also try to teach inmates a trade that can be applied and utilized once they are released back into society.
This is a valuable opportunity for them to gain working experience in ranching as well realizing the process and all it entails. We hope it to be beneficial and that they positively use the knowledge moving forward upon release.