Bradenton, Florida - Demolition is hard work, but for this group it's their get out of jail card - except it's not free.
"They're very long days. One wants to finish fast," says Victor Vargas. The 25-year-old is working off his sentence for driving without a license by serving 30 days in Manatee County's Offender Work program.
"Citizens of Manatee County do not have to pay the cost of someone's incarceration for a non-violent person," explains Mike Miranda, senior probation officer in Manatee County.
The county jail saves nearly $68 a day to house each offender and the program generates money. Offenders pay $20 a day to work. Since January, the county has raised more than $51,000 in fees to help sustain the program. The program also helps offenders keep their day job and stay with family.
"The days you could spend with your kids and family you have to spend in the program. It's a sacrifice, but it's better than going to jail," says Vargas.