Criminals convicted on drugs cleaning up graffiti

Criminals convicted on drugs cleaning up graffiti
UNION GAP, Wash. -- Union Gap has a new plan to clean up graffiti using criminals convicted on drugs.

Union Gap signed a contract with the Yakima County Drug Court. Those who go through the program will remove spray paint as part of their sentence. The deal will keep Union Gap from hiring a part-time employee and, save the city almost 50-thousand dollars a year.

"We need to have money put other places,” said Mike Cask. “I think that's an excellent idea. That should be done all around the state."

This is the first time Union Gap has done anything like to this to clean up graffiti.