Prisoners In Windsor Help Clean Potatoes For Food Bank

11/19/12 12:04PM

AP/Wilson Ring
Windsor prison inmate Matthew Mabe shows Gov. Peter Shumlin how inmates are cleaning potatoes.
Some Vermont prison inmates are helping to make sure some people have more to eat on Thanksgiving Day.

Inmates at the Southeast State Correctional Facility in Windsor have been cleaning up potatoes as part of the Salvation Farms program.

Without the inmates, the potatoes might have been plowed back into the ground.

But now they will be distributed to needy families in southeastern Vermont through the Vermont Foodbank's network of food shelves.

Governor Peter Shumlin is scheduled to tour the operation today at the prison, which was once the state's prison farm.

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