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Inmates make unique toys for kids this Christmas

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Inmates at Montana State Prison are busy this holiday season handcrafting toys for children. Inmates at Montana State Prison are busy this holiday season handcrafting toys for children.
MISSOULA, Mont. -

Inmates at Montana State Prison are busy this holiday season handcrafting toys for children.
    
KTMF-TV reports that the inmates are using building materials from the prison grounds, such as lumber from the ranch and old pallets, to make the gifts as part of the Toys For Tots program.
    
Inmate Cody Yearout says the uniqueness of the gifts is what makes them so special. Another inmate, Royden Johnson, says he likes the program because it's a way to provide toys to kids who may not be able to afford them.
    
The inmates are employed through Montana Correctional Enterprises, which helps inmates get work experience to prepare them for life outside prison walls.
    
Staff members at the prison say they expect inmates to make about 200 toys this holiday season.
    
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