Prison Inmates Grow and Decorate Pumpkins For Kauri Sue Students

Student hugging mascotSpecial needs students at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School had the opportunity to visit their own pumpkin patch thanks to inmates in the Green Thumb Nursery program at the Utah State Prison. Correctional staff delivered hundreds of pumpkins, which were placed in a makeshift pumpkin patch inside the atrium of the school. Students picked out their very own pumpkins, which for some wouldn’t otherwise be possible. Prison mascot, “Justice” was on hand to help the students choose a pumpkin. Justice also shared a lot of hugs and high-fives.

Some of the pumpkins were decorated with elaborate designs painted by inmates who typically harvest a crop of about 2,000 pumpkins each year.

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