Archive for Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Inmates dig in to help shovel snow

December 30, 2009

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— Inmates from the Kansas and Shawnee County corrections departments are getting some time outdoors shoveling snow from driveways and walks at Topeka homes.

This is the fourth year for the snow relief program, which benefits elderly and disabled Topeka property owners with limited incomes.

Roseanna Haugen is the community resource manager for housing and neighborhood development in Topeka. Haugen says the property owners appreciate the service, and the inmates get the satisfaction of helping people.

The inmate teams were on the job Monday, helping clear the more than 11 inches of snow that fell on Topeka since Christmas Eve. In all there are six teams of female inmates and two teams of men.

Comments

GardenMomma 5 years, 4 months ago

"...and the inmates get the satisfaction of helping people...."

No, they probably get more satisfaction in being somewhere else besides jail.

Randall Barnes 5 years, 4 months ago

AND WHY DONT DOUGLAS COUNTY DO THAT ???? ARE YOU SCARED ????? TODAYS INMATE POPULATION 135.

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