George Lombardi

Restorative Justice Gardens
9:04 pm
Sun December 29, 2013

Missouri Inmates Grew 163 Tons Of Produce In 2013

The Eastern Reception Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Bonne Terre, Mo.
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Prison inmates in Missouri set a new record this year for growing produce for food pantries and other nonprofits across the state.

The Restorative Justice Garden Program oversees gardens at 20 prisons and three probation and parole facilities in Missouri.  Department of Corrections Director George Lombardi says inmates grew 163 tons of produce this year, a new record.

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