Photo by David Rauzi
Inmates from North Idaho Correctional Institution at Cottonwood handed out presents of their own making on Friday, Dec. 23, to residents at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood Shelter Home, and in Grangeville at Meadowlark Homes and Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation. The gifts – Christmas stockings and marigold seedlings – were produced by inmates through life skills classes as part of their incarceration programs. Participating inmates were (red shirts, not in order) Adam Faulkner, William Mathers, Everett Linsenmann, Jacob McConnell, Ryan Moore, Randy Melius, Robert Ambs and Shane Whitney. Pictured with inmates at Meadowlark were (L-R) NICI staff Sgt. Lacey Graham, education instructor Emmett Wilson, and volunteer/religious coordinator Gail Gates. Those interested in volunteering to help at NICI can call 962-3276.