Thanks to the Utah Department of Corrections, students with special needs at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School were all smiles on Tuesday. That’s because the prison set up a makeshift pumpkin patch in the atrium of the school complete with hundreds of pumpkins. Students were able to choose their very own Halloween pumpkin, which for some wouldn’t otherwise be possible. The pumpkins are part of the Green Thumb Nursery program at the prison and they are grown by inmates.
Some of the pumpkins were decorated with elaborate designs painted by inmates who typically harvest a crop of about 2,000 pumpkins each year.