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Inmates Help Reach Out To Hurricane Katrina Victims

Posted September 29, 2005

— Hurricane Katrina victims are getting help from inmates from the Cumberland County Detention Center.

Some inmates from the jail worked Thursday to assist the Salvation Army in packing hundreds of boxes of food that will be shipped to the Gulf Coast.

The idea came about when one of the inmates sent a letter to the chief jailer asking that the jail stop serving milk for a while and to donate the money saved to hurricane victims.

While jail officials could not legally keep food from inmates, they decided that they could help the Salvation Army.


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