WALKER -- Eight women and 30 men assigned by judges to work on the sentence to serve program in Cass County from April through June worked a total of 4,793 hours.
This saved 371 days in jail, otherwise costing the county $20,405 to incarcerate them. The estimated value labor they completed is $23,965.
They spent 1,387 hours working for non-profit agencies, 1,135 hours for cities, 924 hours for the county, 462 hours for the federal government, 423 hours for DNR, 252 hours for townships, 126 hours for school districts and 84 hours for other state agencies.
Many hours were spent mowing grass and brushing. STS crews changed grader blades for a township, built dugouts for Remer School, did carpentry work for Pillager Fairgrounds, painted buildings and cleaned a county building.
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