Over the last decade, the rate of female incarceration in Tennessee has jumped a whopping 47%—why?
A work-release program at a Tennessee jail assigns inmates animal care functions at the local zoo.
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In Anderson County, TN, Sheriff Russell Barker has implemented a work-release program that assigns inmates at the local jail to the local zoo. The “Zoo Crew” tends to tigers, zebras, and other species at James Cox’s Little Ponderosa Zoo in Clinton, TN.