CARLISLE, Ind. (WTHI) - You may not realize it, but many folks take time to volunteer atprisons.
At an advisory board meeting at the Wabash Valley CorrectionalFacility, coordinators stressed how important volunteers are to theprison.
Volunteers teach inmates, help with their re-entry intosociety, and raise money for other good causes.
One Volunteer program, called Fatherhood, helps maleoffenders keep in touch with their kids at home.
In one program, called PLUS, inmates and volunteers give backto the community together.
"I think the most helpful thing with our program is giving backto the community, because a lot of times, this is the first timethey've given back instead of taken and it's therapeutic," PLUSmanager Jacquie Mize said.
If you would like to volunteer at the Wabash Valley CorrectionalFacility, email Michele Benton-Lincoln at email@example.com
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