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PCC Prisoners’ Crochet, Woodworking Skills Raise Christmas Spirit

Palmer Correctional Center is once again in the spirit of Christmas as toys, wooden cars, crocheted items, hams and turkeys were made or purchase for Holiday giving. This week, the Minimum Facility purchased $500 in toys from local vendors, and prisoners made 904 wooden cars to hand out. The Medium Facility contributed $534 to purchase turkeys and hams to donate to the food bank. Additionally, 175 prisoners in the crochet program made 3,394 hats, 215 blankets and 375 scarves to donate. Beneficiaries include Alaska Family Services, My House, Children’s Place, Giving Tree, Special Santa, Salvation Army, Palmer Food Bank, Wasilla Food Pantry, United Way of the Mat-Su Borough, Providence Children’s Hospital, AWAIC, Claire House, Akeela House, Mekinnel House, Stepping Stone, Mother Lawrence, and the Smiles for a Child program.

— Assistant Superintendent Earl Houser