Jail Inmates Maintain, Harvest Fruit At Sheriff’s Work Farm
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // August 14, 2013
Inmates to gain expertise in growing fruit trees
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — The Brevard County Sheriff agency initiated another new program with a groundbreaking at the Sheriff’s Office Inmate Work Farm for a project and partnership to provide fruit bearing trees and expertise in growing the trees to the Brevard County Jail Complex.
This initiative and partnership with the Brevard Tropical Fruit Club will use inmate labor to plant, maintain, and eventually harvest the fruit at the Brevard County Sheriff’s Work Farm to produce fruit that will then be utilized to feed inmates.
The primary goal is to have multiple rows of fruit trees that can be harvested throughout the year, and eventually be the sole source for fruit production for the Brevard County Jail Complex therefore lowering the cost of feeding inmates that are burdened by the taxpayers.
I am proud of our team at the Inmate Work Farm and our Crew Leaders for creating another cost saving measure for Brevard County citizens.
Through innovation and commitment this unit continually saves the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.
ABOVE MAP: The Brevard County Jail Complex is located at 860 Camp Rd in Cocoa.