Friday, December 06, 2002

This is such a cute story. Perfect for the holidays.

Morning smile
Inmates in Wisconsin knit for needy

REDGRANITE, Wis. (AP) - Some inmates at the Redgranite Correctional Institution have been busy making hats, mittens and scarves for orphans on the other side of the world.

Other inmates tease them about their knitting, but they say it gives them something enjoyable to do to pass the time.

"We're not all thugs. It's nice to do something for somebody else," inmate Rick Webb said. "I never met (the orphans), but I've got kids out there, too."

Webb and a handful of other inmates will contribute about 40 hats, pairs of mittens and scarves to orphans in Romania.

The inmates learned about the plight of Romania's huge orphan population from three area women who will travel there Wednesday to deliver the items made by the inmates and other supplies donated by local residents.

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