Kendall Animal Control Inmate Program

Select Kendall County Jail inmates who are non-violent and have not had jail disciplinary issues will be able to be involved in a new program to help make repairs and do maintenance at the Kendall County Animal Control facility. (Top left photo; Kendall County Sheriff's Office photo; Top right and bottom photos provided)

A new program has started that allows select Kendall County Jail inmates to work on needed facility improvements at the Kendall County Animal Control facility.  

The program is a collaborative effort between Kendall County Board Vice Chair Amy Cesich, Animal Control Director Laura Pawson, Kendall County Sheriff Dwight Baird and Kendall County Sheriff's Commander Bobby Richardson.

According to Sheriff Baird, the program allows non-violent inmates, who have had no disciplinary issues while incarcerated, to perform a work detail under the supervision of a sheriff's deputy.

Sheriff Baird says that the inmates that are selected for this detail, "have shown a willingness to work, and are excited for the opportunity that has been given to them."

Baird recently spoke with WSPY's Jim Wyman regarding how the program came about.

Board member Cesich says the program benefits both the rehabilitation of the building and the inmates.

Cesich also spoke with WSPY's Jim Wyman about some of the remodel that will be taking place at the animal control facility.

You can view a few photos of some of the clean-up work completed during the program's inaugural day, above.