Corrections and citrus growers team up for new program
Mitchell County has found a way to bring the citrus growing industry and the Mitchell County Correctional Institute together.
MitCo Grow is the initiative to bring this booming industry to the area, but it's also for inmates serving at the Mitchell County Correctional Institute to plant and care for citrus trees.
"It's a positive thing," Clark Harrell, Mitchell County Board of Commissioners county administrator, said. "You can give them more knowledge so that when they get out, they can become a productive citizen."
With citrus being grown in the area, there is potential for economical development, primarily jobs.
"We would like to see a distribution facility opened for fruit, plus a juicing facility, a planting facility," Harrell said. "The potential exists."