Inmates in a women’s prison in L.A. County are working together to give to children as winter temperatures drop. Mothers themselves, inmates in the Twin Towers jail are making blankets by hand. They call the program “999 for Kids,” the code in L.A. County for “help.”
Many of the inmates lived in foster care themselves, and many of their children are now in foster care. So these women are happy to be busy doing something that will make a difference to children.
A prison guard reported to NBC Los Angeles that the project is improving relationships between the guards and inmates, as they all have a common purpose –- to bring comfort, warmth, and happiness to children in foster care.