The prison farm programs are designed to produce food for inmates, as well as work for them. The donations are from surplus crops.
What did their gardens grow? A few examples:
-At Pine Lodge Corrections Center for Women, prisoners donated more than a ton of lettuce, tomatoes, peppers and onions.
-The Monroe prison's Special Offender Unit grew lettuce, herbs, cucumbers, squash and tomatoes.
-The horticulture program at the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton donated more than 9,000 pounds of squash, lettuce, beans, cucumbers and peas to various food banks and a local senior center.