Allegheny County Jail inmates receive training as machinists, masons

December 1, 2014

Career Tech joins a network of social programs connected through Jail Collaborative, an interdepartmental initiative that aims to reduce recidivism and prepare inmates for life on the outside. Amy McNicholas Kroll, administrator of the jail’s re-entry services, said the goal is to return productive people to society and help them make a living wage. Early-career machinists, for example, are in high demand and can make $11 to $14 per hour.