Jail hallway being transformed into playroom
Jul. 18, 2017
DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A hallway at a Kentucky jail is being transformed into a playroom for children visiting an incarcerated relative.
Boyle County Jail Chaplain Tom Grugel told WKYT-TV that he came up with the idea after seeing six or seven visiting children sitting in chairs and just staring at restroom doors. He says plans call for a mural along the walls, a TV, children's furniture, crayons, teddy bears and toys.
Grugle says donations for the project are being collected at various sites around the community. He estimates about 80 percent of the nearly 400 inmates at the facility have children.
Deputy Jailer Renita Gray says she thinks the project will create a happier environment for children visiting inmates.
Information from: WKYT-TV, http://www.wkyt.com