February 22, 2014 9:38 PM

Prison labor sparks debate

On weekday mornings, when most Columbus residents are just starting their day, hundreds of Muscogee County Prison inmates are already on the job. In shifts starting as early as 6:30 a.m., they are dispersed throughout the city to collect trash, clean city buildings, dig ditches, maintain roadways and work at locations such as golf courses, the animal shelter and the recycling center.

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