By Dana Simas
The record-breaking cold spike across the country has boosted the need for warm clothes, scarves, and hats for many underserved children in the Sacramento-region. The male inmates at Folsom State Prison and the female inmates at Folsom Women’s Facility have stepped up to help these children by knitting hundreds of scarves and hats, each to be given to a child. The inmates in the “Hooks and Needles” program on Folsom State Prison grounds worked hard to make sure every child who attended the 2nd Annual Meadowview Holiday Festival received a knitted hat and scarf.
CDCR videographer Jeff Baur recorded the event, including taking the unusual step of showing the inmates who made the scarves the reaction of recipients.
Watch the inmates’ emotional reactions when they finally get to see how their hard work made dozens of children smile, and will help keep them warm this winter season.