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After East Kingston PD incident, use of prisoners to perform work is re-examined
While the experiences with past inmate trusties "haven't been that bad," Simpson said the East Kingston Police Department is no longer participating in the program.
The incident has raised questions about the county's liability and the risks associated with inmate trusties in the program, which cuts costs for county and police agencies.
"I'm concerned about safety and making sure the program is supervised. I think it needs to be revamped," he said.
"If something tragic happens with the program not running the right way, we're going to be sued for a lot more than half a million dollars," Tombarello said.
County Commissioner Kevin Coyle of Derry supports the program, but agrees that more supervision may be needed.
Coyle said the program not only saves money but also helps rehabilitate and integrate the inmates back into the work force.
The trusties help with washing police cruisers and other maintenance Monday through Friday. Wallace said they're always supervised and never left alone.
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