Inmates help with clean up efforts after tornadoes


Gifford - Volunteers from unlikely places are showing their support for people affected by the tornadoes.


The Illinois Department of Corrections inmates continue volunteer relief efforts. Inmates are in their second week and have worked more than 500 hours. Ten inmate work crews helped out along with nearly 60 offenders and 25 staff members from the Pontiac Correctional Center, Decatur Correctional Center and Dixon Springs.


Several staff members took personal time off work in order to volunteer in the tornado relief efforts. Some inmates made socks and caps that were sent to Brookport.

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