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Inmate Crew Set to Work on WWII Memorial This Week

The Middlesex County Sheriff's office is overseeing an inmate work crew for work on Wakefield's World War II Memorial.

If you see a handful of people in red jumpsuits on Wakefield common next week, there's no need to be alarmed.

Inmates will be working in Wakefield for most of next week to help construct the new World War II monument in the center of town, through a community work program administered by Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian. 

Michael Hartigan, the Public Information Officer for the Sheriff, said the men are all serving time for non-violent crimes and are nearing the end of their time in prison.

"It's a great way to get them back out into society and working a regular work day right before they are released," he said.

The inmate crew first appeared in the town's center on Friday, Oct. 21, when they helped Wakefield's Garden Club plant several bunches of flowers. They later began laying down the concrete "pavers" which will comprise the World War II monument's Walk of Remembrance.

Check back to Wakefield Patch on Monday for a video story on the program and the work the inmates are completing in town.

Roxanne Covalucci October 24, 2011 at 01:11 PM
I think it's a great program for the inmates .. everyone deserves a second chance!

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