Maximum-Security Prisoners Knit for Needy Children

Maximum-Security Prisoners Knit for Needy Children

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knitting tatoo knitter-Flickr-tadt3-CCIn New York’s maximum-security prison in Auburn, inmates from the prison chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America spent their free time making Christmas gifts for needy children. The men crocheted more than 200 sets of hats, gloves, hand-crafted yarn belts and fleece-lined moccasins.

“These men are still human and they have hearts,” a prison spokesperson said. “This is truly a labor of love.”

“Some kids go to school without hats and scarves,” said Robert Ahalt, a convicted murderer. “It makes me feel good knowing that someone is wearing something I made for them.”

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