Pa. inmates making own beds _ building, that is

NESQUEHONING, Pa. (AP) — Inmates at a northeastern Pennsylvania prison are going to make their own beds. But it’s probably not what you think.

Carbon County Correctional Facility’s warden, Joseph Gross, said Wednesday at a prison board hearing that he looked into purchasing an additional 18 bunk beds. At $700 each, that’s well over $10,000.

The (Lehighton) Times News says (http://bit.ly/YA8nzt) the warden found out that for around $3,400 they could buy the raw materials and make their own bunk beds because an inmate assigned to work release is a welder.

Gross says the inmate has volunteered to build the beds. He will be under the supervision of the prison’s maintenance supervisor.

The warden asked the board’s permission to spend the $3,400 and they agreed.

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Information from: Times News, http://www.tnonline.com

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