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Inmates help fill sandbags


 Inmates with the Illinois Department of Corrections are pitching in on the flood fight.

A group from the Pittsfield work camp spent Monday filling around 14,000 sandbags in the Sny Levee District. The sandbags were placed strategically along the levee to hold back the river.

One inmate says the work helped pass the hours of the day, and it was gratifying work.

"It's good to be out here doing it, you know what I'm saying?" Reggie Gardner said. "It makes you feel good about yourself because you know you're helping save someone. You're helping to save someone's house or their farm or their land, whatever they've got going on in there."

 The superintendent for the work camp says the inmates also worked filling sandbags on the Fourth of July.

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