Prison produce

Westville Correctional Facility inmate Courtney Wilson ties up some of the tomato plants being grown for local food pantry donations.

WESTVILLE — The gardens at Westville Correctional Facility are again producing thousands of pounds of vegetables for donations to 14 local food pantries throughout Lake, Porter, La Porte and Starke counties.

Offenders can be seen carrying boxes of picked peppers, squash, cucumbers and tomatoes, while the cantaloupe, green beans, potatoes and others are still ripening for a banner year of produce. It is all part of an effort throughout the Indiana Department of Correction facilities promoted by Commissioner Bruce Lemmon.

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