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Benton County jail inmates craft hats, scarves and quilts for good cause

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- It's not what you'd expect to find behind bars, but a half dozen inmates at the Benton County Jail spent the last few months crafting for a good cause.

They made 74 quilts, 191 hats, and 14 scarves as part of their substance abuse treatment program, and everything they made went to the local American red cross and the Benton Franklin domestic violence services shelter.

"They absolutely love it. they take a lot of pride in the items that they make. they love to see that it gets donated to the community and it really helps give them a good feeling about it as well," said Lt. Josh Shelton with the Benton County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies dropped off all of the donations to the two organizations earlier this week.

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