At least they get outside
Saginaw County, Mich., inmates are being offered a chance to get out of jail for a while. However, to take advantage of the offer, they must volunteer to pick up roadkill, according to the Associated Press. Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel says he got the idea to put inmates to work on the “Dead Carcasses Patrol Unit” after seeing a slew of dead skunks, deer and raccoons while driving to the office.
Federspiel said it’s “not real pleasant” to see animal carcasses rotting on the side of the road. Starting May 17, the inmates would be part of a two- or three-person crew that, wearing goggles and latex gloves, would pick up animals on Mondays. The Saginaw County Animal Care Center’s four road officers pick up most dead animals, except deer because of their size and skunks because of their smell. The agency welcomes the help, saying there’s enough work to go around.