ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Tyree Rogers spent 12 years in prison for armed robbery and carjacking.
He ended up back in the Orange County Jail on violation of probation and drug charges when he started “hustling” again.
“And my fiancee came to visit me,” Rogers said. “And she sat there and cried through the whole visitation. I had to do some soul-searching and said, ‘Something has to give, has to change.'”
Change came when Rogers heard about the Orange County Jail’s Inmate Construction Program.
Rogers had to apply because the program only accepts a little more than a dozen inmates every six weeks.
When Rogers applied, the program was so popular there was a wait list.
In 2018, he was carefully screened and accepted into