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New Mexico inmates donate their art to hospital

September 25, 2018

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Inmates of the ministry program at southeastern New Mexico jail have donated art they created to a hospital.

The Hobbs News-Sun reports six inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility in the University of the Southwest ministry program presented their paintings last week to Lea Regional Medical Center.

Center CEO Tim Thornell says the hospital has a gallery and the inmates’ work will be a complement to art.

Inmates of the program created the canvases they painted out of sheets and recycled wood.

The University of the Southwest’s prison ministry program started in 2015 and trains inmates to become pastors to peer inmates.

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Information from: Hobbs News-Sun, http://www.hobbsnews.com

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