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Michael F. Easley

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Theodis Beck

North Carolina Department of Correction

For Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Pamela Walker
Date: January 28, 2004 Phone: (919) 716-3700

Inmates help communities shovel snow and ice

STATEWIDE- Inmates assigned to Community Work Crews at several minimum-custody prisons across the state have answered the call from government agencies to help remove snow and ice from walkways and parking lots. The inmates have responded to a number of closed schools to help them prepare for the students return.

Some of the areas where inmates have been working include:

Wilkes County - Inmates from Wilkes Correctional Center helped with snow and ice removal at Wilkes Community College.

McDowell County - Inmates from Marion Correctional Institution's minimum-security unit assisted in the removal of snow and ice at the local NC Highway Patrol station, a local Department of Transportation office, Head Start, McDowell Technical Community College and at many area schools.

Rowan County - Rowan Correctional Center inmates have been working at many area schools scraping ice from walkways.

Cabarrus County - In Concord, inmates from Cabarrus Correctional Center scraped walkways at the local Red Cross chapter to clear the way for blood donors.

Caswell County - Dan River Prison Work Farm inmates have been working on municipal and state office walks and entry points in Yanceyville. They have also sent crews to clear walkways at seven schools in Caswell County and one school in Rockingham County.

Orange County - Orange Correctional Center inmates scraped ice around Chapel Hill's town hall.

To find out more detailed information about projects inmates have been working on in your area, call the Public Affairs Office at the number above.

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