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Area Inmate Crews Clean Up Graffiti; Save Gov't $140,000

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Courtesy: Washoe County Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Washoe County Sheriff's Office

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office says the Inmate Work Program helped save the County and City of Reno $140,000 in graffiti abatement costs during this past fiscal year.

Deputies say the inmates helped clean up over 26,000 'pieces' of graffiti at 883 different sites during the 2012/2013 fiscal year that ended on June 30th. Of those sites, 577 were in the City of Reno and 306 in Washoe County. Work Program crews also cleaned an additional 876 sites identified by the Program Leader during the course of the day.

Estimated total savings for the County and City of Reno was $138,393.

"The Sheriff's Office will continue to support efforts to rid our community of graffiti," Washoe County Undersheriff Tim Kuzanek said. "Deploying our inmate work crews support this effort to eradicate graffiti, its negative impact and the eyesore it creates."

Deputies say crews are made up of offenders sentenced to the Washoe County Detention Facility. Inmates assigned to work detail are low level offenders, who meet strict eligibility requirements.

Washoe County residents can now report graffiti from their iPhones or iPads by installing the new WCSO app, free from the Apple store. Graffiti can also be reported online at www.washoesheriff.com

 

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