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Michael F. Easley, Governor           Theodis Beck, Secretary

For Immediate Release
September 17, 2001
Contact: Keith Acree
             (919) 716-3700

Inmates Bagging Trash For Fall Litter Sweep

Inmates from prison facilities across the state will be working along the state’s roadways assisting the Department of Transportation in the fall Litter Sweep September 17-30.

"The Department of Correction is proud to once again lend many helping hands to such a worthwhile project," said Secretary Theodis Beck. "It is a perfect opportunity for inmates to give something back to their communities and the citizens of North Carolina."

In April, inmates participated in the two-week long spring Litter Sweep. During that time, inmates statewide logged nearly 81,000 hours and picked up more than 58,000 bags of trash.

Among the locations where inmates will be participating are:

Buncombe County – Various roadways in Buncombe and Madison counties. For more information call Correctional Officer Danny Ray, Buncombe Correctional Center, (828) 645-7630.

Gaston County – Various roadways across the county including Interstate 85 and Highways 16, 321, 273, 275, and 279. For more information call Sgt. Warren Cook, Gaston Correctional Center, (704) 922-5201.

New Hanover/Pender counties – Highway 17 North from the Pender County line to the Onslow County line, as well as various other roadways in New Hanover and Pender counties. For more information call Sgt. Robert Barnhill, New Hanover Correctional Center, (910) 251-2666.

Pasquotank County – Highways 13, 158 and 17 in Chowan, Perquimans, Pasquotank, Camden and Currituck counties. For more information call Jo’an Noles, Pasquotank Correctional Institution, (252) 331-4881.

Robeson County – Various roadways across the county. For more information call Lt. J. Sanderson, Robeson Correctional Center, (910) 618-5535.

Wake County – Highway 70 between Garner and Clayton. For more information call James Langston, Wake Correctional Center, (919) 733-7988.

For other locations in your area contact the Public Information Office at (919) 716-3700.

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