More than 100 inmates in Douglas County were able to send holiday cards to their families this season as part of a program within the county jail. The card writing opportunity has taken place for …
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More than 100 inmates in Douglas County were able to send holiday cards to their families this season as part of a program within the county jail.
The card writing opportunity has taken place for about six years, spokeswoman Lauren Childress said.
“The program was created to allow inmates the opportunity to send cards to their family as they would if they were not in custody,” Childress said. “We want to help them stay in touch with their family for the holidays. It is important to us that we provide them this opportunity.”
Some of the cards used are donated and the rest are purchased, she said. This is one of many programs at the jail for inmates to participate in, she said.
Each inmate was able to pick up to three cards to send out to friends and family, according to a social media statement from the sheriff's office.
“This is just one way for those spending their time with us to feel somewhat normal in an abnormal situation,” the post said.
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