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Jail Trusties Make Items for Hospital Patients

Posted 11/20/19

HUNTINGDON — Female trusties at the Carroll County Jail are learning to be seamstresses and producing hand clothes for senior citizens in the Senior Care Unit at Baptist Memorial …

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Jail Trusties Make Items for Hospital Patients

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HUNTINGDON — Female trusties at the Carroll County Jail are learning to be seamstresses and producing hand clothes for senior citizens in the Senior Care Unit at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County.

Kris Baker has volunteered her talents to teach the ladies how to use a sewing machine. While incarcerated, the ladies receive privileges as inmate trusties to attend sewing classes in the workroom at the jail.

Frank Rezac, jail administrator, said the ladies also work in the jail’s laundry room. Any tears in the inmate uniforms are repaired as needed during the sewing sessions. Also, the officers’ uniforms are repaired and any needed patches are added to the uniforms.

The sewing machines were donated for the program, said Rezac.

Ashley Rimmer, activities director at Baptist, said the hand towels are much appreciated by the senior citizens.

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