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Inmates' work valued at $1.09M

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The BoCC has recently gone on record strongly supporting the economic contributions made to the community by the Delta Correctional Center.

In a letter to the area's delegation to the General Assembly and to the executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, the BoCC has endorsed continued funding of the DCC operations and programs and asserted once again the facility's importance to the community.

"[We} have been advised that the value of the work performed in Delta County and surrounding communities in 2015 was [valued at] $1.09 million. This dollar amount represents 133,680 hours that the DCC crews were able to stretch county, municipal, and federal land management agency budgets and improve infrastructure for the public.

"The board would urge [the Department of Corrections] to support continuation of the DCC work crews program at its current funding," states the commissioners' letter to Rick Raemisch, Colorado DOC director.

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