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Inmates recognized for their recovery work

March 14, 2007

Americus --  More than 200 inmates have helped with tornado clean up in Sumter County, and the Department of Corrections Commissioner said they've made a big difference.

Corrections Commissioner James Donald came to Americus when Governor Sonny Perdue asked him to put prisoners to work cleaning up from the storm. Since then, prison details have worked throughout Americus, Sumter County and Baker County.  

"The inmates themselves are in a process of restitution, they've offended a lot of people in our community and they understand why they are locked up, and it's a process of restitution and rehabilitation and restoration back to the community I think this goes a long way to achieving that goal," says Donald.

The commissioner said work crews will continue until the clean up is complete.

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