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Presents at Prison

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COTTONPORT, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Prisoners in Cottonport reunited with their loved ones to celebrate the season.

Every year the Avoyelles Parish Women's Correctional Center invites children of offenders to meet Santa and pick a gift for Christmas. 

The program allows offenders a chance to reconnect with their families and gives the children something to smile about. 

"I just came to see my mom, I haven't seen her in two months and I missed her," said Billy Rivers. 

"It's hard, all through the year but the holidays are really hard so it's just good to see them," said Sue Ann Rivers.  

The gifts are donated by area churches and some are handmade by prisoners at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. 



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