(c)2013 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS
A break in the rainy weather on Tuesday, July 9 allowed inmates from
the Cocke County Jail to harvest, and pull weeds around, crops on two
acres off Highway 73 that they planted to save the county money on
meals served at the jail. From left are Cocke County Sheriff's
Department Sheriff Armando Fontes and inmates Kenny Barnett
and Randy Schoolcraft.
|Published: 7:10 PM, 07/12/2013
||Last updated: 7:11 PM, 07/12/2013
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Male inmates in the Cocke County Jail Annex are
harvesting, and pulling weeds around, crops they planted to feed inmates at the
On Tuesday, July 9, Cocke County Sheriff Armando Fontes
and David Veridal of the can crew supervised seven inmates who tended to the
two-acre garden planted on Pleasant Grove Road where it meets Highway 73.
Sheriff Fontes said Burell Roberts has not only donated
the land to help the jail cut food costs by growing their own vegetables, but
he's also told the sheriff's department the best crops to plant, at the best
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