'Scoop it' Snow Removal

Adult inmates assist in removing snow from the sidewalks and driveways of elderly and disabled homeowners.

Minimum-security inmates from the Sioux Falls Community Work Center, the Yankton Community Work Center, the Rapid City Community Work Center and the Pierre Community Work Center are dispatched to clear away snow for those in need in those respective cities.

The snow removal is coordinated through community resource organizations in those communities. The organizations do a screening of those asking for the assistance and call the prison units with the information and addresses.

A uniformed correctional officer accompanies the inmate crew, which is made up of non-violent inmates who are nearing the end of their sentences.

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Inmates remove snow from the sidewalk of  homes in Yankton Inmates from the Women's Prison remove snow from a home in Pierre
Inmates remove snow from the sidewalk of homes in Yankton. Inmates remove snow from the sidewalk of a home in Pierre.
Inmates assist with removing snow from the roof of the Yankton High School.