The Starke County Council members considered an appropriation into the Fostering a Recovery Mindset (F.A.R.M.) fund.
Sheriff Bill Dulin previously asked the council to include a line item in the budget for funds generated by the sale of the produce that the inmates sell and the woodworking and other crafts that are available to the public for purchase.
During last week’s meeting, he told the council that he would like to appropriate money into that fund to purchase items for the inmates to make their items. Most importantly, Sheriff Dulin said the funds will be used to purchase materials to be used in the recovery programs offered at the Starke County Justice Center.
The council approved the request with a unanimous vote.