SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) — Grayson County Commissioners have approved an extension for a jail program aimed at drug and alcohol prevention.

The Grayson County Jail recently held a graduation ceremony for inmates who completed the new program, and now they can plan for more graduations as the program receives a green light to continue.  

The 12-week program has two hour-long classes each day. Inmates can join a session at any period, so the jail can add new inmates each week.

Capt. Sarah Bigham said the jail pays for program using money from commissary funds.

"The first agreement that was done was only for 12 weeks, which is one session of the whole class," she said. "Then the Commissioners Court agreed to extend it so that we will be able to provide this program continually."  

The drug and alcohol program received a one-year extension, which will allow for three to four program sessions.