A long recognized need in our community is rehabilitation and job training for those who are incarcerated for crimes they have committed. Although those inmates in county facilities can not be forced to work within the facility unless they are sentenced, many will volunteer. Cooking, cleaning, landscaping, and other duties fall into the hands of those incarcerated instead of contracted labor, saving tax payer dollars. Although these are considered "normal" skills for many, I have found that "normal" is not so "normal" anymore. My goal is to assist those that are incarcerated in the Lake County Jail with the knowledge and skills to find gainful employment once released. My team and I have found a way to not only enhance the skills of our inmate population, but to decrease expenditures on items that used to be outsourced. Please take a moment and watch this video highlighting our newly created Sewing and Textile program.