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St. Marys inmates grow nearly 6,000 lbs. of produce for Mountaineer Food Bank, prison
Reported by: Associated Press
Monday, November 4, 2013 2:02 AM EST
ST. MARYS, W.Va.
Inmates at St. Marys Correctional Center grew nearly 6,000 pounds of produce this year as part of the state's Harvest Now program.
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 in 2008.
Information from: News and Sentinel (Parkersburg, W.Va.), http://www.newsandsentinel.com