Earlier this month Sheriff Curtis Landers presented former Inmate Pedro Romero-Galicia with a certificate of appreciation for finishing his sentence in the Lincoln County Jail and his willingness to work a number of jobs in the jail while incarcerated.
During the day, Mr. Romero-Galicia worked in the kitchen with other inmates preparing meals to be served throughout the jail. In the evenings and late into the night he would sew and mend inmate uniforms and other items. His work kept the jail supplied with serviceable uniforms and reduced the number of new uniforms required. “We are thankful for Mr. Romero-Galicia’s efforts and willingness to assist us with this program” said Sheriff Landers.
The Jail’s mending program started in 2017 and continues to this day. Inmates selected to sew have various levels of skill, but prior sewing experience is not required. Those who have no experience but a willingness to work are given basic training on the sewing machine – something they can take with them back into our community.