By Christopher Acosta, PIO/AA

Pelican Bay State Prison

Once again Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP) staff  donated and distributed Christmas gifts to local school children.

This year, 89 kindergartners and first graders at Pine Grove Elementary School were selected to receive gifts, courtesy of the PBSP staff.

The gift-giving was the third year that PBSP staff made the holiday merrier for children at a local school. The program varies the school and grades annually.

The children were asked to write a letter to Santa requesting the gift they really wanted.

Just before Christmas, the gifts were distributed by PBSP staff.