Department of Corrections launches trash, graffiti removal program

The city of Atlanta Department of Corrections has launched its third annual Love Our City community improvement campaign. Through Feb. 28, residents are encouraged to submit requests to the Atlanta DOC for trash, debris and graffiti removal. The work will be completed by detainees who participate in the Inmate Work Detail Program at the Atlanta City Detention Center.

All clean-up requests received by the Department will begin on March 1.

“For the third consecutive year, the Atlanta Department of Corrections is hosting its Love Our City community improvement campaign to help clean and maintain the public right-of-way in our world-class city,” said Chief Patrick Labat, Department of Corrections. “This Valentine’s Day beautification effort provides an opportunity for citizens to demonstrate their love for Atlanta and Corrections’ commitment to service.”

To submit a request, send email to and include Love Our City in the subject line or dial 311 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Requests including but not limited to trash pick-up, cutting grass, debris removal, painting over graffiti and boarding abandoned buildings, will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be scheduled accordingly.

Any requests received by the DOC that do not fall within the scope of the department’s capabilities will be forwarded to the appropriate city agency for consideration.

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The DOC allows eligible inmates from the Atlanta City Detention Center to earn “good time” on their respective sentences by participating in the Inmate Work Detail Program. Eligible inmates are defined as non-violent, minimum security detainees who are charged with misdemeanor offenses.

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