New Program To Get Deadbeat Dads Out Of Jail And Working

The irony is that many of these men are getting cared for three meals a day and medical care while in jail. In Pamlico County, right now 15 out of the 42 offenders are in for child support. But that will soon change as the sheriff's department has developed a new program to get their child support offenders out of jail, into work, and paying back the money they own to their children all while under house arrest and monitored electronically. And it’s saving taxpayers about $38 a day with the new plan. Right now in the county, six men previously in jail are out on house arrest with jobs, working to pay back the child support they owe.