Information from WYSH Radio
Anderson County is one step closer to having a full-time director for its Alternatives to Incarceration program.
Last week, the committee in charge of finding someone to head the department unanimously recommended hiring Clinton resident Mary Young to fill the position. She will be responsible for finding ways to reduce the jail population through programs that could include expanded use of electronic monitoring devices, â€œday reportingâ€ (described as a way to have offenders work on community projects during the day while still sleeping in their own beds at night), and offering more classes like anger management to help offenders deal with some of the underlying issues that led to their arrests and subsequent incarcerations.
Young will operate out of the Anderson County jail and officials say that she has worked in a similar program in California.Â She is expected to begin work on February 2. [Read more…]