Sheriff Mike Neal and Chief Deputy John Argo would like to announce that 6 male inmate trustees recently completed the 12-week Re-Entry Program at the Rhea County Jail and were selected to advance to the second phase of said program.
These men were allowed to participate in an 80-hour Introduction to Welding Course at the Dayton Campus of Chattanooga State Technical College. Because of this partnership with Chattanooga State, the American Job Center, Rhea Economic and Community Development, and private donations, these 6 inmates were able to earn a certification in MIG welding through the American Welding Society. This opportunity was also provided in part by a grant from Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs for the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department Re-Entry Program.
Most of these men, along with others in the re-entry program, will leave our facilities at the end of their time served with an established place in the workforce.
Pictured: Bobby Day (Examiner), Chief Deputy John Argo, Kyle Bailey, Mona Masters (Re-Entry Program Director), Chris Oldham, Cameron Colvin, Harley Sullivan, Travis Dotson, Talion Johnson (Instructor) David Brummitt, and Detective Stephen Huskey.