Inmate Work Program

The Sheriff’s Office provides work opportunities and employment training for inmates to aid in their rehabilitation.

Inmates have the opportunity to experience success in real-life work situations and gain vocational skills, while providing low cost labor to County agencies, other government jurisdictions and eligible non-profit organizations.

Example Services

  • Catering meals for the Department of Human Services (DHS) Residential Center
  • Clean-up projects with the Department of Public Works
  • Park maintenance for the Department of Parks and Recreation
  • On-the-job training in a bindery shop (a joint venture with the Arlington County Print Shop)
  • Laundering blankets for the DHS homeless shelter
  • Various short-term tasks such as dry mounting pictures for the County fair, stuffing envelopes for various County agencies, making posters