Prison inmates are going green

April 1, 2008 4:39:50 AM PDT
Maryland prison inmates are going green.

No, they're not getting new colors for their prison jumpsuits.

But inmates will be planting a million trees across the state.

The tree planting effort begins tomorrow, Arbor Day.

State prison officials say the inmates will start with planting 4,000 trees along highways and in parks.

The green for the tree-planting project is coming from public agencies and grants from private organizations, including the Chesapeake Bay Trust.