Sheriff: Honk To Let Inmates Know They’re Doing Good Work On Roads

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BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging drivers who see inmates working on Benton County roads to honk at the inmates if drivers think they’re doing a good job, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.

They have a work detail crew permanently assigned to the Benton County Road Department, the post states.

The inmates were in Siloam Springs on Thursday (Sept. 4) clearing brush, weed eating and removing road debris on Old Highway 68, according to the post.

“The inmates have an expectation of putting in a hard day’s work to be able to be on this crew, and hard work is what they do! If you see these crews out working, honk your horn and let them know they are doing a good job,” the post states.


    • Sorry, but...

      Slapping your kids is not a bad thing, if they have it coming. Also, someone slapping THEIR kids is none of YOUR business. Time out does not work. It’s a concept developed by wusses who really needed to be slapped around.

  • Hondo

    I think if you honk at one of these inmates you might find a rock or a shovel come flying through your windshield.

  • Amazed

    These criminals do not deserve warm fuzzies. I for one do not adhere to the “everyone deserves to feel important” nor the “everyone deserves a trophy” line of thinking.. They committed crimes and need to man and woman up and do their time.

  • 918ter

    I was watching CNN just the other day, and they ran a very SAD story..Two brothers were put in prison for 30 years each for a crime they didn’t commit…Both brothers said they forgave the people who locked them up unjustly, and had NO HATE in their hearts for any of them. Most of us who enjoy our freedom everyday hold grudges over silly things like a mean FB post for example. ..Just remember while you are doing all this TUFF TALKING that many times these people behind bars have been ROBBED of their freedom …It’s NOT your job to be judgmental. A simple honk of the horn could mean alot to a person who is going through the worst time of their life.

  • kay

    personally I work with these people, and they did not commit the crimes like most people think, each of them are all in for the same thing. do I agree that they “deserve a trophy” or to feel “warm fuzzies,” no because at the end of the day they are still criminals…but then again them doing what they did and every person in the world who sins and do what they do on a daily basis is no different…everyone commits crimes, everyone sins, they are just the ones who got caught for doing so. Just because you don’t get caught for doing the wrongs that you do don’t make you a better person. These guys are not murders, rapists, or anything to the such. No one likes to be judged especially if you have done wrong too, so before you start judging someone else make sure your own hands are clean!

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