Huntington Inmates Start A Vegetable Garden

By Daniela Salvador
By Maureen Mespell


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May 24, 2012 Updated Nov 11, 2013 at 7:27 AM EDT

Huntington County, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - The female inmates at the Huntington County Jail will see the fruits of their labor by harvest time.

The Huntington County Jail partnered with Life Church to start a vegetable garden at the jail. Inmates were busy planting corn, green beans, and tomatoes Thursday.

It's a new rehab program that will also help lower the jail's food costs.

The sheriff says he hopes to eventually expand the garden and take up canning for the cooler seasons.

Sheriff Terry Stoffel says, "This is really the first step in rehabilitation for these girls, giving them something do to positive, something good. We just think it's win-win."

They hope to expand the garden and possibly can the vegetables to use during the winter months.

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