RC Jail Inmates not Heading to Hurricane-ravaged Areas (audio)

Lots of volunteers from our area have been heading to Texas and Florida to help clean up areas affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Though it seems like a good idea, Rocklanders convicted of crimes and sentenced to community service cannot be made available to go and help out as well. Sheriff Lou Falco says it’s prohibited by state law…

Audio clip: Lou Falco

Sometimes those sentenced to community service can be called into action during local storms, as they were during Super Storm Sandy and Hurricane Irene when they assisted area highway departments to move sandbags to help deal with flooding. Falco said inmates being held in the Rockland County Jail cannot perform such work at all.

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