PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Pontotoc County Sheriff's Department is utilizing its own resources and available man power to save the county money.
Inmates are growing their own garden.
The inmates were out and about tilling the soil and planting seeds Wednesday.
Corn, peas, and a few other spring and summer time vegetables are being planted.
The inmates stay busy because there are four gardens on the grounds.
"The inmates get out and work the garden. They can get out and have time outside. [They] can get credit for good time also. The vegetables we grow we don't have to buy, and it saves the taxpayers money," said Sheriff Leo Mask.
Mask said there is more than enough to feed inmates until the next garden season.