New program hatched to help rehabilitate...

Posted at 10:52 AM, Apr 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-20 10:52:31-04

An Inmate Pheasant Brooding program has been approved by the state for the Erie County Correctional Facility.

The DEC will provide pheasant chicks and caretaker guidelines for the program. 

Select inmates from the Service Action Corps will be responsible for all aspects of care of the pheasant for the day of delivery to the date of release. 

Inmate participants will receive a certificate upon their release which will acknowledge their service to the program and assist them with their re-entry into the community.

The Pheasant Brooding Program adds to the sheriff's growing list of innovative inmate rehabilitative and vocational programs which include the Inmate Horticultural Program, wreath making, Urban Gardening, and the community-minded Service Action Corps.