Community Sentence to Service (STS) Projects
The Pine County Sentence to Service Program (STS) is a county-operated program that gives jail inmates the opportunity to work in community service. Credits are applied to offender fines or applied to sentences on a day-for-day basis.
The crew consists of men and women who have been sentenced to serve time in the Pine County Jail. The Pine County Court and Jail Administrator determine an offender's eligibility based on charges and behavior. Felons and inmates convicted of violent crimes are not eligible for the STS program.
Our STS crew is available to work for non-profit organizations in Pine County on projects that do not have funding or that require volunteer work. Projects usually take one to three days to complete and can include tasks such as yard work, painting, and general maintenance. Non-profit organizations are required to provide the materials and the STS crew provides the labor. Crews work Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Crew size varies from 2 to 8 inmates depending on the project and the number of inmates qualified to participate in the program.
Non-profit organizations that are interested in obtaining the services of the Pine County STS crew can complete a Project Proposal form and submit it to the Pine County Jail, or it can be mailed to Pine County Jail, STS Program, 635 Northridge Drive NW, Suite 130, Pine City, MN 55063. For questions related to the STS Program, please contact STS Crew Leader Brock Bloomquist at 320-629-8400 or Jail Programmer Brent Jahnz at 320-591-1450.
To download a Project Proposal form, click clink: Project Proposal Form
Before & After pictures of STS projects in the community