SCI Pine Grove Inmates Donate to Children & Youth Services

INDIANA, Pa. – In October an inmate organization at the State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Pine Grove donated more than $600 to a local charity.

The funds were raised by the Beyond the Fence inmate organization when it held its first annual runathon on October 8, where 30 inmates participated in 5K and 10K runs. Participants completed 772 laps equaling 74.1 miles.

The donations were raised through an entry fee, fundraiser and a donation from the inmate organization, and the Beyond the Fence inmate organization chose the Indiana County Children & Youth Services to receive the donation.

Children & Youth Services Foster Care Coordinator Terri Wells said that the money would go toward making the child visitation rooms friendlier through the painting of murals and the addition of rugs. The agency currently has more than 60 children placed in foster care in Indiana County ranging in age from infant to 18. They are always in need of foster homes for the children.

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