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In American Jails Magazine - Spotlight on Solutions: A Decade of Growth - The WCSO Organic Farm Program

With over ten years of dedicated service, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Organic Farm Program has been an innovative way to inspire incarcerated individuals and serve the community.

At its core, the program is all about giving back—thousands of pounds of fresh, organic produce have been distributed to more than 50 community organizations including senior centers, veteran groups, and food pantries.
“The Sheriff’s Office’s Organic Farm is a tremendously positive program,” said Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis. “The farm allows our office to give back to the communities we work to keep safe every day.”
The 15-acre farm in West Boylston produces roughly 500 pounds of fresh produce daily and approximately 40,000 pounds in a growing season. This program continues to expand, now growing fruit such as cantaloupe. As autumn approaches, the farm is also gearing up to offer pumpkins to the community, with an estimated one to two dump truckloads of pumpkins expected. Read more.





The AJA Conference & Jail Expo is coming to Ft. Lauderdale in 2024!

If you work in corrections - you need to be here!

Attending the AJA Conference and Jail Expo provides you with the tools to better operate and support both your facility and your professional development.
Gain access to 50+ high-quality educational workshops designed specifically for jail professionals and relevant to local jails. Attendees can take the knowledge gained and invest it back into their careers, agencies, and facilities. Network and build relationships at the conference. the peers you meet can become a group to whom you can consistently contact for new ideas, innovative strategies on how to solve issues in facility operations and management, and an exchange of solutions that have worked. Be the first to review new and emerging jail technologies, products, and services with access to 200+ exhibitors at the Jail Expo.

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