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Penobscot County Jail inmates helping build deck at Camp CaPella in Dedham

Courtesy of Camp CaPella
Courtesy of Camp CaPella
As part of a Community Works Project, inmates from Penobscot County Jail in Bangor work Thursday, Nov. 29, on building a deck around the bunkhouse at Camp CaPella in Dedham.

DEDHAM, Maine — Several inmates from the Penobscot County Jail have been helping to build a new deck around the bunkhouse at Camp CaPella as part of a Community Works Project.

The project is all about “giving back to the community,” Penobscot County Sheriff Glenn Ross said in a statement released by the camp. “Helping Camp CaPella, and the children and adults with disabilities served by the camp, is the right kind of project for our program — good for all of us.”

Inmates have been volunteering time each week for about three weeks and are almost done, Dana Mosher, executive director of Camp CaPella, said Thursday.

“Yes, this is about community, and we’re glad these volunteers are recognized and included as part of our community resource,” Mosher said in the same release.

The camp that serves people with disabilities and their families is located on Phillips Lake. For information, visit www.campcapella.org.

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