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W.Va. inmates pitch in for foster children

February 19, 2014
Associated Press

ST. MARYS, W.Va. (AP) — Inmates at two West Virginia correctional centers are doing their part for children headed to foster care.

Inmates at St. Marys Correctional Center and the Lakin Correctional Center have made hundreds of luggage bags and blankets that will be donated to children in transition. They'll be donated Wednesday at a news conference at St. Marys Correctional Center.

The presentation will be attended by U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and the commissioner of the state's Division of Corrections, Jim Rubenstein, among others.

The donations will benefit the "Carry on Campaign," which provides luggage and personal care items for children who are in transition to the state's foster care system.

West Virginia has more than 4,000 children in foster care.



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