Inmates Put To Work
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WESTOVER, Md. - Inmates may soon be soon be put to work in Somerset County. The County Commissioners decided to end a ban, which will now allow prisoners at the Eastern Correctional Institution to work in the county. County Commissioner, Rex Simpkins suggested the inmates could work in the county landfill. He says the area is secure and if an inmate tried to escape they would not get too far. County officials say they are waiting to get more details from the prison before any plans are final.