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TDOC Helps Storm Victims

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 | 06:00pm

CLIFTON, Tenn. - Several Tennessee counties devastated by this week’s storms are receiving help from the Department of Correction.  The Wayne County Boot Camp has sent dozens of inmates to assist with the cleanup in Wayne and Hardin counties.  Inmates are working with local officials to remove downed trees and debris from roads and public areas.



“The department shares in the sense of loss and grief that alL citizens of this state have felt this week,” said Commissioner George Little.  “Staff and inmates will continue to help these devastated communities rise from destruction.”

Warden Wayne Brandon of the Wayne County Boot Camp said the community is pulling together tremendously.  “The inmates believe in the work they’re doing and feel this is a chance for them to give back.”  The day after the storm, several people trying to deliver food to a local community center could not get through until inmates arrived to clear the roadway.  “We feel a responsibility to help our community get back on its feet and we’re happy to do so,” said Brandon.

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