LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe, Jr. has released the 2016 Fiscal Year statistics for the Minimum Security Restitution Program.
The Sheriff’s Department said during the year, work crews from the Hampden County Pre-Release Center, the Hampden County Day Reporting Center, the Western Massachusetts Addiction Center and the Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional Center did 74,034 hours of service.
373 sentenced people participated on the work crews over the course of the year, said the Sheriff’s Department.
Since the program started in 1993, the Sheriff’s Department said 34,220 offenders have accumulated 1,339,888 hour of community service restitution.
According to the Sheriff’s Department, Springfield city officials have estimated that restitution work saves the city nearly $1.5 million annually. Holyoke officials allegedly estimated the city saves over $500,000 annually.