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November 11, 2005

CONTACT: Steve Tompkins
Ed Geary Jr.
(617) 961-6672


Winthrop — Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department Community Works Program (CWP) crew raked leaves and cleaned out debris in the Town of Winthrop Cemetery. A CWP crew worked in conjunction with the town’s cemetery workers for four days last week bringing refuse to town dump trucks for disposal.

The CWP is a program for low-risk inmates at the Suffolk County House of Correction who have received vocational training in areas including landscaping and ground maintenance, painting and building maintenance, and carpentry. Under strict officer supervision, these inmates are taken into Suffolk County to use the skills they have learned to make improvements in public spaces. The goal of the program is to reduce recidivism by teaching inmates to become employable citizens upon release.

The Sheriff’s Department CWP crews have been working for over seven years with the officials in Winthrop on various projects. Crews have painted and repaired fences, cleaned up leaves and debris in the cemetery, painted park benches, and painted traffic light poles all across the town.

Robert “Doug” Donahue, the Winthrop Commissioner of Cemeteries had lots of praise for the outstanding work that continues to be done for the residents of Winthrop. He said, “I want to thank Sheriff Cabral for allowing Rich Pacitti to bring the Community Service Officers to Winthrop. The Sheriff’s Department has been doing a fantastic job over the years and has been very good to the Town of Winthrop.” He continues, “ They perform a great service and offer a great savings to the taxpayers.” Al Espinola, the Chairman of the Winthrop Cemetery Commission said, “I appreciate all the work the Sheriff’s Department is doing, the residents are satisfied with the cemetery and it looks much more inviting [to visit].”

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