Inmates lend a hand in Brookport

Volunteers from all walks of life have lent a hand in Brookport over the last week, including inmates from Illinois Department of Corrections.
Volunteers from all walks of life have lent a hand in Brookport over the last week, including inmates from Illinois Department of Corrections.
Supplies that were brought in to the town of Brookport Monday, an entire semi full, was unloaded by 12 inmates from the Dixon Springs Impact Incarceration Program.
Supplies that were brought in to the town of Brookport Monday, an entire semi full, was unloaded by 12 inmates from the Dixon Springs Impact Incarceration Program.
Officers say it's a benefit for not only the inmates themselves, but a town that could use all the help they can get.
Officers say it's a benefit for not only the inmates themselves, but a town that could use all the help they can get.

BROOKPORT, IL (KFVS) - Volunteers from all walks of life have lent a hand in Brookport over the last week, including inmates from Illinois Department of Corrections.

Supplies that were brought in to the town of Brookport Monday, an entire semi full, was unloaded by 12 inmates from the Dixon Springs Impact Incarceration Program.

Officers say it's a benefit for not only the inmates themselves, but a town that could use all the help they can get.

"This is actually a huge mindset, a huge point of focus for the incarceration program because the inmates that are in our program get behind this and they can see the good that they are doing for the community," said Jason Henton with Dixon Springs impact Incarceration Program.

Henton said the program goes through Illinois Emergency Management Agency anytime a community calls on some extra help.

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