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Theodis Beck

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For Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Keith Acree
Date: April 15, 2004 Phone: (919) 716-3700

Inmates to help clean roadsides during Spring Litter Sweep

RALEIGH Inmates from prison facilities across the state will help clean up North Carolina roadways as part of the 2004 Spring Litter Sweep. Governor Michael Easley has declared April 17- 30 as Litter Sweep in an effort to encourage all citizens to take an active role in making their communities cleaner and more beautiful.

"Litter Sweep is an opportunity for all North Carolinians to work together for a clean and beautiful North Carolina," said Correction Secretary Theodis Beck. "Hundreds of inmates will be working hard to clean up our roadsides and do something positive for the community."

Each year, the Department of Transportation organizes Litter Sweep roadside cleanups 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. During the 2003 Spring Litter Sweep, inmates cleaned up 5,743 miles of highway and picked up more than 73,000 bags of litter.

Among the locations that will be participating in Spring Litter Sweep 2004 are:

Buncombe Correctional Center Asheville        Contact: Sgt Douglas Olsen   828-645-7630
Foothills Correctional Institution Morganton   Contact:  Tony Smith  828-430-7106

Dan River Prison Work Farm Yanceyville   Contact:  John McLarty   336-694-1583
Davidson Correctional Center Lexington     Contact:  Sgt. Larry Gilley  336-249-7528

Charlotte Correctional Center Charlotte   Contact:  Supt. Richard Neely  704-357-6030
Gaston Correctional Center Dallas           Contact:  Sgt. William Holloway 

Johnston Correctional Institution Smithfield           Contact:  Capt. Quency Royal   919-934-8386
Raleigh Correctional Center for Women Raleigh    Contact: Kenneth Royster   919-733-4248

Carteret Correctional Center Newport                   Contact:  Sgt. Ted Howell   252-223-5100
New Hanover Correctional Center Wilmington    Contact:  Robert Barnhill  910-251-2666

For additional prison locations participating in your area, call the Public Affairs Office 919-716-3700.

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