WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) -- Inmate road crews in northern Illinois' McHenry County racked up some impressive numbers last year.
The work crews cleared trash from 322 miles of roads and easements and gathered up enough rubbish to fill 609 garbage bags.
The (Crystal Lake) Northwest Herald reports that there were other big totals from the April-to-October cleanup season.
The inmates, overseen by the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, completed 272 hours of painting and 685 hours of asphalt paving and patching.
The overall total of nearly 5,500 work hours for 2014 was up from nearly 3,000 hours the year before.
Inmates with nonviolent histories are allowed to participate in the program.