Monroe County Community Program Broken
A community service inmate program in Monroe County has been broken. That's what Justice Department Coordinator, Peggy Thorson says is what happened after it's former director was sentenced to jail Wendesday for sexually assaulting two inmates working in the program. Thorson apologized to the court before Adam Helgerson was sentenced.
Inmates are offered time off a jail sentence for volunteer work in the community. Helgerson is the third county worker to be charged with assaulting inmates since 2008. He'll do nine months in the county jail starting next month.