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SPECIALTY PLATE BOOM
Ohio prison tag shop, among largest in US, produces more than 200 specialty plate varieties
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, December 29, 2013 10:19 AM EST
The tag shop at Lebanon Correctional Institution in southwestern Ohio is busy meeting growing demand for hundreds of specialty license plates featuring teams, schools, causes and special interests.
Lebanon's warden says inmates must display good behavior to land a job in the tag shop. They make up to $80 a month, compared to $17 a month for the average inmate.
Inmate Francis Russell, a 22-year-old serving 12 years for involuntary manslaughter, says he hopes his work in the specialty plate shop will provide him marketable skills when he leaves prison.