Prisoners provide pumpkins for children in need

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT - When it comes to prison inmates, you could probably assume they're more liable to trick than treat on Halloween. But for a couple dozen Utah prisoners, you'd be wrong.

They're part of Utah State Prison's Green Thumb program. Each year, they use donated seeds to grow more than 2,000 pumpkins, which they donate to kids in need.

"I think for some of our kids, they don't have this opportunity with their families," said Rita Bouillon, the principal at Kauri Sue Hamilton School, where students often have multiple disabilities. That can make it difficult for families to make the trek out to the pumpkin patch.

"Here it's just them and their teachers and other classmates. A smaller group, a safe environment, so I think they really love it," Bouillon said.

The deliveries didn't stop there; the pumpkins also made their way to hospitals and the Boys & Girls Club.