Chatham County Detention Center starts gardening program for inmates

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Green peppers, squash, tomatoes and okra are just some of the vegetables you can find growing at the Chatham County Detention Center.

The container garden was started by now-retired Sheriff Capt. Deborah Freeman a few months ago. The goal is to give inmates something to do and help them gain skills that will help them find jobs once they are released.

“Well you know, people think that all they do is sit here and you feed them and look after them. But they’re here to try and learn when they get out and have somewhere to go and something to do in society instead of someone being back here again,” said Sheriff John Wilcher.

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