County Supervisor: Inmates should patch potholes

CREATED Feb 26, 2014 - UPDATED: Feb 26, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - When you have more than 1,200 reports of potholes in a single season, you have to think outside the box. One county politician believes prisoners should be put to the work to curb the problem.

County Supervisor Russell Stamper has received those complaints - so he thought of a way to patch the problem. His proposal? Use inmates from Milwaukee County to assist public works crews on the roads.

"If you are a mandated worker," Stamper explains, "possibly you would be offered an opportunity to learn a job skill of going into the community and repairing streets, and also possibly you'll be able to get reduction on your time."

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