Carbon County’s inmate community service program is officially back in operation.
On Wednesday, Frank Shubeck, prison work release director, told the county prison board that four inmates are now working around the grounds at Blue Mountain Health System’s Gnaden Huetten and Palmerton campuses.
The inmates, who are work release eligible but do not currently have employment, are doing maintenance-type work at the two hospitals. They are paid $1 a day for their service.
“So far, so good,” Shubeck said of the program, which began this week.