Work release program gets early start
April 18, 2002
He rides his bicycle to work in the mornings, and when he comes home in the evening, he checks himself back into the Hill County Detention Center.
The man was sentenced Friday in District Court to serve six months in jail after he was arrested in June for driving under the influence, a felony offense because he had at least three prior DUI convictions.
Before the sentencing, the man's attorney contacted Hill County Sheriff Greg Szudera and asked him if he could be the first to participate in the county's first-ever work-release program, which allows inmates to maintain their employment whil...