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Knitting program helping Gadsden County inmates prepare to re-enter society

Posted at 5:50 PM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 17:50:34-04

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. — Gadsden County jail inmates are using their hands to help equip them as they re-enter society. They are learning how to knit.

The knitting program is in its second week. Those participating say it’s helped them in different ways to get back on track.

Inmates participating in the program tell us how greatly its impacted them.

”It helped me to calm down and it’s rough in here you know. It’s kind of stressful so it gives you something to concentrate on rather than what’s going on inside the criminal trouble and stuff," said inmate Cynthia Stoe.

The program is coordinated by Cindy Murphy, under Major Robert Barkley. It's focused on making sure these ladies are prepared to get back into society.

Their end goal is to give them a release, and a way to make a living.