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Placer County shows off inmate sewing project

Take a look inside the Placer County Jail's inmate sewing project

In honor of Labor Day, the Placer County Sheriff gave us a special look at one of the Corrections Division's many inmate labor projects.
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In honor of Labor Day, the Placer County Sheriff gave us a special look at one of the Corrections Division's many inmate labor projects.

What started as a way to repair inmates’ clothes has turned into a way to give back to the community at the South Placer Adult Correctional Facility in Roseville.

In a Labor Day Facebook post, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office posted a video about the program.

Inmates began by simply repairing inmate clothing and soon moved on to making everything from pencil bags to aprons, which are given to nonprofit groups around the area and distributed to children, animals and schools throughout Placer County and surrounding areas. Some of the nonprofits that receive inmate-made goods are the Front Street Animal Shelter, which gets dog beds; The Lions Project, which gets bears, aprons, dog beds and wall organizers; and the Rocklin Christmas Tree Lighting, which gets stockings and ornaments.

Emily Zentner: 916-321-1074, @emilymzentner

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