Community Service workers paint Laurel stadium

Several felons in the 18th Judicial District's Community Service Program paint Watkins Stadium at Laurel High School Friday morning.
Several felons in the 18th Judicial District's Community Service Program paint Watkins Stadium at Laurel High School Friday morning.

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Watkins Stadium at Laurel High School got a fresh coat of paint Friday morning, courtesy of participants in the 18th Judicial District's Community Service Program.

The program is an alternative to prison for qualified, non-violent felons. The stadium was last painted by program participants five years ago.

The Community Service Program was created 15 years ago.

"It's self-supporting and it doesn't cost the taxpayers anything and it makes a tremendous contribution to the taxpayers of the State of Mississippi," said Judge Billy Joe Landrum, circuit judge for the 18th Judicial District.

About 250 people are currently in the Community Service Program.

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