Inmate work-release crews paint inside Millbury Municipal Building

Telegram Towns

MILLBURY — Worcester County Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis recently provided free inmate labor through the Sheriff’s Inmate Community Service Program to the town of Millbury to complete an extensive interior painting project that included the lobby, conference rooms and offices of the Municipal Office Building, providing the town’s taxpayers with more than $10,000 in savings.

The sheriff’s inmate work-release crews are made up of nonviolent, non-sex offender individuals approaching the end of their sentence who have earned a place in the Community Service Program.

Since taking office last year, Sheriff Evangelidis has more than doubled the size of the Inmate Community Service Program, and in 2011 provided inmate work crews to complete projects at Millbury Public Library, Windle Field, the Fire Department, Council on Aging and the Department of Public Works, resulting in savings of more than $46,000.