- Associated Press - Saturday, April 26, 2014

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (AP) - Officials at an Alabama county jail say they’re saving money by having inmates make mattresses.

Madison County Jail Chief Steve Morrison tells WAFF-TV that the change has saved $75,000 since it began about a year ago (https://bit.ly/1jRceSr). Padding from old or ripped mattresses is re-covered for about $20, instead of buying a new mattress for $80.

One inmate says he hopes the work could help him find a job once he leaves the jail.

Madison County officials say they’ve been contacted by other jails interested in starting a similar program.


Information from: WAFF-TV, https://www.waff.com/

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