Program allows prisoners to help build habitat

Published 08/06 2013 12:08PM

Updated 08/06 2013 12:12PM

SPRINGFIELD -- One family will soon get a roof over their heads thanks to inmates from the Taylorville Correctional Center and Habitat for Humanity. WCIA-3's Alexandrea Davis finds out how the partnership is helping hundreds of families in the state.

This home in Enos Park marks the 200th home inmates at the Taylorville Correctional Center have built. Now, final construction is left to volunteers through Habitat for Humanity, the Illinois National Guard and members of the family who will soon call it home.

Adrian Haley says his fiancee and five children are blessed to be on the receiving end of the inmates' Building Trades Program. Haley's family has been facing near-homelessness in recent years.

Mobley says, one of the reasons the family was selected was because they lived out of their vehicle. But soon, the Haley's should be comfortable in their 1,400-square foot, 4-bedroom home. The family of seven says they should be all moved in by November, just in time for the holidays.

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