Inmates walk off job site

Published 11:25 am Wednesday, July 20, 2005

By Staff
Staff Reports
Over the past weekend three inmates of the Escambia County Detention Center walked away from their job assignments.
Joseph F. Berry, 30, was assigned to work at the Hurricane Relief Center in Flomaton and walked away from his post. He was being held on unlawful possession of marijuana, second degree.
Fredrick D. Graves, 32, and Myron Paul Reese, 30, were tasked with cleaning up at the jail and walked away from their post. Graves was charged with possession with intention to distribute cocaine and Reese was charged with burglary, first degree.
The Escambia County Sheriff's Office has a policy of using inmate labor whenever possible. Some risk is involved any time an inmate is outside the jail; however, Sheriff Grover Smith said it is only fair that inmates contribute back to the taxpayers who feed and clothe them by working. For these reasons, he said, the use of inmate labor in the community will continue in Escambia County.
All three remained at large Tuesday afternoon.

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