Courtesy of the WV Dept. of Corrections - St. Mary's Correctional Center aerial view.
ST. MARYS, W.Va. (AP) - Inmates at St. Marys Correctional Center grew nearly
6,000 pounds of produce this year as part of the state's Harvest Now program.
Warden Patrick Mirandy tells the Parkersburg News and Sentinel (http://bit.ly/16YOUfU ) that
the prison gave about 4,500 pounds of produce to Mountaineer Food Bank. The
prison used another 1,500 pounds to provide fresh food to inmates during the
Mirandy says four inmates from the prison's residential substance abuse
treatment unit did most of the plowing, planting and cultivation.
Several other minimum- and medium security prisons in the state also
participated in the Harvest Now program. Mountaineer Food Bank says it received
a total estimated 10,000 pounds of produce grown by inmates.
Harvest Now began in Connecticut
Information from: News and Sentinel (Parkersburg,
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