During this four-hour program, the youth will be able to meet and talk to inmates who have committed crimes such as petty theft, vandalism, robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. (Participants will not come in contact with the more serious and violent offenders).
Sergeant Mike Carroll and other Sheriff’s Deputies are committed to changing at least one life at a time, or changing the outlook of any youth who is considering participating in criminal activity.
“Hopefully, the graphic images shown during the program, the stench of the facility, the inmate overcrowding, and or the violence that can occur within the jail walls will discourage the youth from traveling these same roads”, said Mike Boyer, sheriff’s technician with the Alameda County Sheriff Office.
For more information about the Santa Rita Jail Youth Education Program, please contact Sgt. Mike Carroll at (510) 667-3635. No one currently on probation will be allowed to participate in this program.