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Alvin W. Keller Jr.

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For Release: Contact: Mike Stater
Date: May 26, 2010 Phone: 919 -716-3700


Inmates clean state’s roadways during spring Litter Sweep


RALEIGH – The results are in and they show that North Carolina’s inmates cleaned thousands of miles of roadway this spring. In total, the inmates collected 49,832 bags of litter along 4,891 miles of roadway during the Spring Litter Sweep 2010 from April 17 to May 1.

State prison facilities contributed 66,570 inmate man hours to the litter reduction efforts, Division of Prisons Director Bob Lewis announced today.

“Comments received by this agency and by the Department of Transportation clearly reflect the appreciation of the citizens of North Carolina for this effort,” Lewis said.  “The results of the Spring Litter Sweep are yet another example of the excellent cooperation and dedication we continually see from our employees when faced with important challenges.”

Each year, the Litter Sweep is conducted during the fall and spring.  Adopt-a-Highway volunteers, local governments, schools, churches, businesses, concerned citizens and inmates conduct community cleanups in all 100 counties across the state.




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