only 'chain gain' in state, one of few in the country
ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office “chain gang” was highlighted on News 6 “Getting Crime Results.” (ClickOrlando.com video)
(NEWS 6) – In much of Brevard County, the “adopt-a-highway” signs along the roadside don’t name a business or charity that supports the road cleanup.
In Brevard County, they read: “This highway is adopted by the Sheriff’s chain gang, ” meaning inmates clean up the side of the road.
Wednesday afternoon, they were piling old furniture and tree limbs that had been dumped along U.S. 1 Melbourne under a “no dumping” sign.
Last year, they cleaned up dead fish after the massive Indian River Lagoon fish kill.
They regularly do construction projects — such as the horse barn they built last week — paint walls, scrub floors and collect poop from the cages at the Brevard County Animal Shelter.
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