By Lt. Jackie Fernandez, PIO/Administrative Aide

California State Prison, Los Angeles

California State Prison-Los Angeles (LAC) recently raised more than $2,500 to help build a home for a wounded U.S. serviceman.

Initiated by the inmates housed on the Progressive Programming Facility (PPF), the California State Prison, Los Angeles, (LAC) held an Art Sale/Fundraiser for the charity, “Operation All The Way Home.”

Operation All The Way Home (OATH) was organized by the Pride of the Nation students at Lancaster High School to raise funds for construction of a home for wounded warrior Jerral Hancock.

Jerral Hancock was severely injured by an explosive device during his tour of duty in Iraq.

The art work was donated by the Prison Arts Program (PAP) and other artists of the PPF.  The donated items included oil and acrylic paintings, hand-made jewelry, sculptures and greeting cards.

The event, hosted by the PAP sponsor Chaplain Omeira, was a huge success. The effort raised more than than $2,500.

LAC donation

LAC Facility “A” Captain Crystal Wood presents the proceeds of the sale and a custom painting for Jerral to OATH representative Jamie Goodreau.