Inmates & Correctional Workers Raise Tornado Relief Funds

Donations have been coming in from just about everywhere to the American Red Cross to help with tornado relief. Thursday the organization received a donation from an unlikely group of individuals in Greene County...inmates.

The inmates at Maury Correctional facility decided to raise money for victims who live in the county hit by the April 16th tornado.

Through a special service project, inmates took pictures of visiting family members or inmates during a special presentation and sold them for $2.00 a piece. They were able to raise $300.00 to help the American Red Cross.

In a separate presentation, workers at Maury Correctional raised money for four of their co-workers, displaced after the tornadoes in Greene County. The workers raised $1,200 to split between the four workers.

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  • by Anonymous Location: kinston on May 25, 2011 at 01:09 AM
    My heart goes out to all of those who lost everything in these storms. It seems to me that a lot of people are making negative comments towards the inmate that have tried to do something good. I work in corrections and yes there are some that are in here and that's where they belong but there are others that are in here for doing stupid things that a lot of us have done as kids. the only difference is we didn't get caught for some of the things we did. So before you judge look in the mirror and put yourself in there shoes. we learn as kids your going to make mistakes in life but it's learning from those mistakes that makes you stronger. so how about having a heart and hope that what there going through might make them stronger instead of always putting them down.
  • by Fact Bringer Location: Greenville on May 20, 2011 at 12:26 PM
    You should talk to some inmates some time. Most of them are in prison for non-violent offenses. Not saying they're all peaches and cream, but I wouldnt put it past them to do something good.
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      by Rusty Shackelford on May 20, 2011 at 02:15 PM in reply to Fact Bringer
      I talk to inmates everyday. They are only out for themselves. Many are in for nonviolent crimes, but crimes none the less.
  • by ace Location: j ville on May 20, 2011 at 04:20 AM
    They should be paying back the people they have affected. I don't have that warm and fuzzy feeling for these law breakers.
  • by Rusty Shackelford Location: Pitt County on May 19, 2011 at 08:17 PM
    This story makes it sound like the convicts did this out of the goodness of their hearts...they didn't.
  • by me Location: Bayboro on May 19, 2011 at 05:36 PM
    This is really good. I guess it proves there is some good in everyone. THANKS GOES TO ALL OF THESE PEOPLE>
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      by fury on May 24, 2011 at 04:46 AM in reply to me
      You never know what anyone is in for and I think you should not judge until you have filled their shoes. Some of these men did do it out of the kindness of their heart and would do it again...Every family has someone in the pen don't act like you just found out about it...The only perfect one is JESUS. Good looking out Maury inmates !

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