Michigan program trains prisoners to trim around power lines


              Kenyata Russell practices climbing at the DTE Energy Tree Trim Academy in Detroit, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. DTE Energy partnered with IBEW Local 17, the city of Detroit and nonprofits to recruit residents from the city and surrounding communities to enroll in its Tree Trim Academy. The goal is to train local residents on line clearing. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Prisoner Scott Steffes works on climbing at the Parnall Correctional Facility's Vocational Village in Jackson, Mich., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. Steffes, 37, whose release date is Jan. 17, 2023, is one of more than a dozen prisoners learning how to climb trees and trim branches around power lines as part of DTE Energy's plan to improve the utility's electric infrastructure. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Prisoner Travis Stone works on climbing at the Parnall Correctional Facility's Vocational Village in Jackson, Mich., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. Stone is one of more than a dozen prisoners learning how to climb trees and trim branches around power lines as part of DTE Energy's $70 million plan to improve the utility's electric infrastructure. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Prisoner Travis Stone works on climbing at the Parnall Correctional Facility's Vocational Village in Jackson, Mich., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. Stone is one of more than a dozen prisoners learning how to climb trees and trim branches around power lines as part of DTE Energy's $70 million plan to improve the utility's electric infrastructure. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Prisoners work on climbing at the Parnall Correctional Facility's Vocational Village in Jackson, Mich., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. More than a dozen prisoners are learning how to climb trees and trim branches around power lines as part of DTE Energy's $70 million plan to improve the utility's electric infrastructure. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Journeyman trimmer and instructor Jeffrey Gunnells, left, gives direction to Dennis Galloway at the DTE Energy Tree Trim Academy in Detroit, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. DTE Energy partnered with IBEW Local 17, the city of Detroit and nonprofits to recruit residents from the city and surrounding communities to enroll in its Tree Trim Academy to train local residents on line clearing. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Prisoner Matthew McAfee studies climbing material at the Parnall Correctional Facility's Vocational Village in Jackson, Mich., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. McAfee is one of more than a dozen prisoners learning how to climb trees and trim branches around power lines as part of DTE Energy's $70 million plan to improve the utility's electric infrastructure. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Prisoners work on climbing indoor at the Parnall Correctional Facility's Vocational Village in Jackson, Mich., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. More than a dozen prisoners are learning how to climb trees and trim branches around power lines as part of DTE Energy's plan to improve the utility's electric infrastructure. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Prisoner Travis Stone works on climbing at the Parnall Correctional Facility's Vocational Village in Jackson, Mich., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. Stone is one of more than a dozen prisoners learning how to climb trees and trim branches around power lines as part of DTE Energy's $70 million plan to improve the utility's electric infrastructure. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Prisoner Scott Steffes works on climbing at the Parnall Correctional Facility's Vocational Village in Jackson, Mich., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. Steffes, 37, whose release date is Jan. 17, 2023, is one of more than a dozen prisoners learning how to climb trees and trim branches around power lines as part of DTE Energy's plan to improve the utility's electric infrastructure. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Prisoner Scott Steffes works on climbing at the Parnall Correctional Facility's Vocational Village in Jackson, Mich., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. Steffes, 37, whose release date is Jan. 17, 2023, is one of more than a dozen prisoners learning how to climb trees and trim branches around power lines as part of DTE Energy's plan to improve the utility's electric infrastructure. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)