A Murfreesboro company that recycles household trash is now helping to recycle the lives of non-violent criminals.
All In One was conceived when the owner saw the tons of trash being buried at what's commonly referred to as Mt. Trashmore, the BFI landfill near the Walter Hills Community in Rutherford County. The business started with one employee now it has 10, four of them are inmates.
"We can count on them to get the material moved through quickly, and they also get something in return," co-owner Kaley Brownlee said.
There are strict guidelines: no visitors, no phone calls, no drugs or alcohol. The money they make is used to pay fines, court costs, transportation and any child support or restitution. The program is helping to prevent the inmates from re-offending once they are released.
"The program is set up to get the offenders back on track in life," said RCCWC Sgt. Jason Peralta. "A lot of time when they get back in society they get mixed up with the wrong friends again and then it's like a revolving door for them."
Via Bert Guevara, Ian Lin