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Re: Cheap leather work.
« Reply #40 on: October 20, 2011, 08:16:42 PM »
I'll agree with Dom and let's get this back on track.

So 40k, if the general public can't order stuff do the inmates only have work when the employees want something?  Does that keep them very busy? I mean could you take orders from your family and such and have them do it?  Just wondering how it works.

I believe they can make things to send to their families.  They just have to pay for materials.  Their families in turn can go sell them or give them as gifts.  The craft shop inmates do it to keep busy so I'd imagine they find reasons to piddle.  Also it's not just officers that get to use the craft shops.  There are plenty of civilian personnel that work in the prisons as well as employee's families and friends that can place orders through the employee.

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Re: Cheap leather work.
« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2011, 07:00:20 PM »
So one of the Majors at the unit I work at had an inmate paint this mural up and had it hung in the Officer's Dining Room.  This thing is pretty awesome.  The inmate said he would have charged $1500 in the free world, but only charges $150 in the prison.  These pictures were taken before the Navy seal could be painted on so it's missing that one.  Check it out.





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« Reply #42 on: November 04, 2011, 07:43:46 PM »
Oh man that's pretty awesome!
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« Reply #43 on: November 06, 2011, 01:33:10 PM »
wow that one gave me shivers. amazing work, that is awesome. hopefully if he gets out, he can get back on his feet and make money doing this.

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Re: Cheap leather work.
« Reply #44 on: November 29, 2011, 08:51:13 PM »
There was an EXCELLENT leather inmate at the unit close to New Boston that was in for life. He made everything you can think of from Saddles to gunleather, beautiful stuff! He made alot of $$$. It went to his restitution and to his family. Too bad he got shived and died last year :(  One of the Cowboy Clubs I shoot at used him to make special items as awards. When he died the head of the club asked me if I could make the same things....No Way, maybe in 20 years of practice!! 
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Re: Cheap leather work.
« Reply #45 on: December 20, 2011, 04:48:09 PM »
Recently I was at a family gathering with a family that I go to church with. One of the older gentlemen in the family had on a baseball cap with the name and logo of a well known local holster company. I asked him if he wore one of their holsters and he told me that he was a leather worker at their shop. I asked him where he learned to do leather work, and some family members started to laugh. He told me that he spent some time in the pen and learned how to work with leather there!
Funny, he's a convicted felon, so he can't own a gun, but he's making the nice leather that some of you are wearing today!
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« Reply #46 on: December 20, 2011, 09:28:59 PM »
 :th_thicon_lol:  A good case to show that those types of programs actually work for some! 
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