Title

At the Charleston Correctional Facility, a minimum-security prison between Bango

Source

Down East

Date

6-1-2011

Pages

94-97, 107-109

Abstract

At the Charleston Correctional Facility, a minimum-security prison between Bangor and Dover-Foxcroft, inmates can participate in sixteen-week training sessions in wood harvesting. The training takes place on Public Reserve Land and includes instruction in cutting and hauling trees, safety and sawing boards in the facility's mill. Prisoners also donate their labor to the surrounding towns by clearing and chipping brush along the roadsides. Firewood harvested by inmates heats the prison's buildings and water and saves taxpayers $165,000 per year in oil costs.

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