8 jail inmates complete janitor training program

(DuPage County Sheriff’s Office)

WHEATON, Ill.  — Some jail inmates in suburban Chicago will be carrying something that could keep them from returning: certificates that show they know how to do janitorial work.

The DuPage County sheriff’s department says eight people have graduated from its janitorial work program, the first class.

The inmates spent six weeks learning how to use equipment and chemicals. With certificates from the Cleaning Management Institute, they’ll get help pursuing full-time jobs when they’re released from custody.

The sheriff’s department says eight more people have been selected to participate in the program.

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