Prison Inmates Make Halloween Memories For Students With Special Needs

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Prisoners at the Utah State Prison grew, then decorated, pumpkins for students with special needs. Photo Courtesy: Jordan School District

RIVERTON, UTAH – October 26, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) – Prisoners at the Utah State Prison got a chance to give back to their community by bringing some Halloween fun to students with disabilities.

Thirty three participants of the Green Thumb program at the prison spent time growing pumpkins in order to deliver them to students at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School for special needs in Riverton on Thursday.

Hundreds of pumpkins of all sizes and colors were brought to the school;some were painted with Disney themes and characters.

In a statement posted to their Facebook, the Jordan School District said, “The students were ecstatic when they were each allowed to take one of the pumpkins home! Thanks to the inmates for their work on this fun pumpkin project. Happiness can come from some unlikely places.”


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