By Lt. Robert Kelsey, AA/PIO
Sierra Conservation Center

Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) offenders enrolled in the carpentry program put their skills to use to add a touch of Christmas magic for the kids in Sonora.

Using mostly recycled materials, the offenders constructed a 11-feet tall, 8-feet wide Santa’s Workshop building. The offenders built the structure in about three weeks, getting it ready for the town’s holiday festivities. It will become part of Santa’s Village, in one of Sonora’s parks.

This is actually the second time inmates at SCC built a Santa’s Workshop for Sonora. The first one was built by SCC inmates three decades ago and needed to be replaced.

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The Union Democrat newspaper interviewed inmate participants and city officials regarding the project. Read the story here: