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Tulsa Sheriff's Office Offers Inmates New Food Service Program

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A new educational program offered for inmates at the Tulsa County Jail is teaching them skills in the food service industry.

The new program, "IN2WORK," is offered in conjunction with the sheriff's office and ARAMARK, a uniform and career apparel company. It is designed to teach qualified inmates transferable skills in food service in three phases:

   - training in kitchen basics

   - retail basics

   - and ServSafe education

According to a report from the Bixby Bulletin, Tulsa's Channel 8's community newspaper partner, the skills learned in the program will benefit inmates when they re-enter society and are looking for work.

The first class began Monday, July 15th, 2013 and will continue for 60 business days. The first class of students has seven qualified inmates. Each class can have up to ten inmates participating.

A release from the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office stated that to qualify, inmates must be at least 18 years old, must be working towards a GED or High School Diploma, have no physical or medical conditions, must be interviewed by the instructor and have a strong interest in the food service industry.

After successfully completing the training participants may be eligible to receive training and participate in the National Restaurant Association ServSafe Certification. If they pass the exam, those participants will be ServSafe qualified for 5 years.

All inmates will be required to pass all exams with a minimum score of 75%.

For further information about this program contact Sgt. Stacey Holloway at 918-596-8920.

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