State Prisoners Set to Help ‘Keep Evansville Beautiful’
You can expect to see more inmates walking the streets of Evansville, as they will soon be helping to keep Evansville beautiful.
In a combined cleanup effort between the Indiana Department of Correction, Indiana Department of Transportation, Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and Keep Evansville Beautiful, convicts from Branchville Correctional Facility and Wabash Valley Correctional Facility will be brought into Vanderburgh County to assist with picking up and bagging litter across the city.
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office will them supervise the trash pick up provided by inmates of the Vanderburgh County Community Correction Center.
All inmates scheduled to work on Vanderburgh County beautification projects have been cleared for outside work detail and will be supervised by staff members of the Indiana Department of Corrections.
“This partnership is not only a great deal for Indiana taxpayers and Vanderburgh County but it provides an opportunity for offenders to give back to the communities from which they have often taken so much,” said Indiana Department of Correction Commissioner Bruce Lemmon.
Keep Evansville Beautiful President Cheryl Musgrave adds that cleaner roads will help create a better environment and encourage more economic development within the city.