Female inmates work on Prison Fellowship house rehab

OCTOBER 16, 1996

RALEIGH -- The home of a Raleigh woman who cares for her grandchildren will be renovated in a Prison Fellowship work project that pairs volunteers from the community and the Raleigh Correctional Center for Women.

Staff and ten inmates from the minimum security prison for women will begin working Monday, October 21 at 8:30 AM at the 4323 Poole Road home. This will be the fourth home in four years staff and inmates from the prison have renovated in Raleigh.

"We get the personal satisifaction of helping someone who needs it," said Marcie Barnes, a prison manager. "The project gives the inmates a chance to give something back to the community."

The project will include repairing the roof, painting, repairing flooring, the addition of closet space and landscaping.

Prison Fellowship selects the home for the renovation project, obtains donations of materials and recruits community volunteers to work with the prison staff and inmates on the job.


For more information, contact Raleigh Correctional Center for Women Superintendent Joy Barefoot at (919) 733-4248 or Tammy Phillips of Prison Fellowship at (919) 781-8116.