Thursday, June 26, 2008

Today We're Transporting ...

The green bus transported a half dozen men from the low security wing of our county's correctional facility. The men set to work scraping, cleaning and painting the facade of the old government building. Meanwhile, a mailman was sad because his truck (filled with mail for people just like you and me) broke down, and had to be towed away for repair. (A prison bus, a mail truck, a tow truck!) This block was just like a page out of Busy Town!

And then a typical farm pick-up truck drove past.

I was going to do a post on fuel (trains, planes, and automobiles) but then I saw this group of inmates and was able to talk with them and their nice guard. These inmates are just beginning a building maintenance class that includes instruction on plumbing, electrical work and carpentry. Everyone works at their own pace. The inmates are so happy to be in these classes, learning something beyond the usual janitorial work that almost 80% of them do. This is Transportation theme day, but I'm also thinking about programs for Transformation.

Here are some bonus pictures: