CONVICTS TO BE USED TO MAINTAIN HIGHWAYS

The Massachusetts Department of Public Works recently announced a plan that would increase its use of convict labor to maintain the state's 2,580 miles of highways. Inmates from county jails and state prisoners will perform not only landscaping jobs such as planting and trimming trees and shrubs, but also repair potholes and clean catchbasins. It is estimated that the program will eliminate 750 maintenance jobs, about a third of DPW's staff. The proposed plan is vigorously opposed by labor organizations.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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  • Publication Date: 1991-9-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 18-22
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 227
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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  • Accession Number: 00615230
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1991 12:00AM