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Prisoners Sew Together Children's Costumes

Last updated on Wednesday, March 14, 2007

(UNDATED) - Some Indiana inmates are being praised for sewing costumes that do not feature black and white stripes.

Female prisoners from the Rockville and Madison correctional facilities recently crafted historic children's clothing for Conner Prairie.

Rockville inmates use sewing machines to make the late 1880's-era items. Madison inmates make the garments using needle and thread.

Indiana Department of Correction Commissioner J. David Donahue says Indiana 4th and 5th graders will wear the costumes at the living history museum in Fishers while learning about the early days of Indiana. He says some costumes will also be available for purchase on site.

Donahue says the DOC has implemented several education and job-related programs to prepare inmates for reentry into society.

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