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Alvin W. Keller Jr.

North Carolina Department of Correction

For Release: Contact: Mike Stater
Date: Oct. 27, 2010 Phone: 919 -716-3700


State’s roadways cleaned during Fall Sweep

RALEIGH – State residents and interstate travelers will notice thousands of miles of cleaner highways as a result of the Fall Litter Sweep conducted by the North Carolina Division of Prisons.  In total, prison inmates collected 32,456 bags of litter along 3,648 miles of roadway during the Fall Litter Sweep 2010 from September 18 to October 2.

State prison facilities contributed 46,664 inmate man hours to the litter reduction efforts, Division of Prisons Director Bob Lewis announced today.

 “The appreciation of the citizens of North Carolina is apparent after each of our Litter Sweeps based on comments received by this agency and by the Department of Transportation,” Lewis said.  “The results of the Fall 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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