Pheasants raised by New York inmates released into wild
Posted October 16
COLLINS, N.Y. — A flock of pheasants raised by inmates at a New York prison has been set free.
Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard says 250 pheasants were released Friday into state-owned parkland at Zoar Valley in western New York.
Inmates at the Erie County Correctional Facility raised the birds as part of a partnership with the Department of Conservation to increase the region's pheasant population.
The inmates helped with Friday's release, which was the second of several that are planned.