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  1. Article number 1 - Crews start removing sandbags in East Cape Girardeau
  2. Article number 2 - Inmates graduate from first welding program
  3. Article number 3 - Program aims to help incarcerated veterans
  4. Article number 4 - Impact Incarceration Program delivers blankets to Anna Veterans Home
  5. Article number 5 - Decatur inmates raise money to fight cancer at Relay for Life
  •  Crews start removing sandbags in East Cape Girardeau

    Crews start removing sandbags in East Cape Girardeau

    A work team with the Illinois Department of Corrections has started removing sandbags in East Cape Girardeau on Monday December 9. The 4,000 yards of sandbags walls in and around the small village protected many of its citizens during historic flood of 2019.
  •  Inmates graduate from first welding program

    Inmates graduate from first welding program

    Eight inmates took part in the first welding program at the Life Skills Re-Entry Center in Murphysboro. They underwent 150 hours of training in just 25 days.
  •  Program aims to help incarcerated veterans

    Program aims to help incarcerated veterans

    According to a study done by the Justice Department, more than 180,000 veterans are in prison. Right here, in central Illinois, more than 100 men at Graham Correctional Center once served our country. The GrahamVets Program was founded in the 1990's by an ex-Marine and correctional officer, Melvin Durbin. It's a program that seeks out why veterans wind up in the prison in the first place.
  •  Impact Incarceration Program delivers blankets to Anna Veterans Home

    Impact Incarceration Program delivers blankets to Anna Veterans Home

    The Dixon Springs Impact Incarceration Program donated blankets to residents at the Anna Veterans Home. The Mending Hearts program teaches female offenders skills like crocheting, then they donate their work to the community.
  •  Decatur inmates raise money to fight cancer at Relay for Life

    Decatur inmates raise money to fight cancer at Relay for Life

    More than 100 female prison inmates at the Decatur Correctional Center joined together in the fight against cancer. The 163 inmates walked the center’s halls as part of their annual Relay for Life event. The walk symbolizes a patient’s journey through cancer.

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