Ind. prison hopes to save thousands with new inmate garden

More than 100 inmates will be assisting in caring for the expected fruits and vegetables

By C1 Staff

GIBSON COUNTY — A new inmate garden that the Gibson County Jail hopes will save it thousands of dollars has been started in a plot of land just across the street.

More than 100 inmates, according to 14 News, will be assisting in caring for the expected tomatoes, corn, cucumbers and other fruits and vegetables. 

Sergeant Bruce Vanover said the idea came from another county, and though he does not know how much money the garden will eventually save them, he predicts that the jail will save as much as $8,000 on meal expenses.

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