Feb 18, 2015 10:05 AM
CONCORD - Four minimum security inmates from the NH State Prison for Men in Concord spent the day Wednesday shoveling out more than 70 fire hydrants in the capital city as part of a prison program aimed at helping local charities with community projects.
Correctional Officer Bill Duffy said he tries to coordinate a out-of-prison project at least once a week.
"During school breaks we'll help paint schools, line soccer fields, paint dugouts," Duffy said. "Pretty much any non-profit organization that needs help, we're here to help them."
It's also an incentive for prisoners. Stephen Roy of Dover said, "It definitely breaks up the day, to be able to come outside and enjoy the weather."
Duffy said it helps with the transitional period, of being reintroduced back into society when the prisoners have done their time.
Non-profits wishing to get more information are encouraged to call Lieutenant Gauthier at the minimum security unit of the state prison.
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