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Inmate Garden's Crop Going to Second Harvest

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Davidson County Sheriff's Office inmate garden will wrap up its first season and contribute the last harvest to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee today. 
Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall will present the vegetables to Second Harvest representatives Wednesday.  The inmate garden is part of DCSO's Culinary Arts program and has already provided 50 pounds of food during the summer growing season.
"We feel it is important for inmates to be productive while incarcerated," says Hall.
Although the DCSO's donation is small, according to Hall, what is learned through the entire process is meaningful. The sheriff's office hopes to increase the amount of donated food next year.
"It is important for the inmates to feel like they are contributing to a greater good. Programs such as the inmate garden do just that." Hall said.

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