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Massachusetts Sheriff offers inmates to help build Trump’s border wall

January 5, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Massachusetts Sheriff offers inmates to help build Trump’s border wall

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Mass. sheriff offers inmates to help build Trump’s  border wall.

A local sheriff who oversees a Massachusetts detention center is offering his prison inmates to help build President-elect Trump proposed border wall along the U.S-Mexico frontier.

The offer was made at an inauguration ceremony at a college in Fall River, Mass. on Wednesday by Thomas Hodgson, the Bristol County Sheriff who recently won a fourth term.

During his statement, the Republican sheriff rolled out a new effort called Project N.I.C.E., which stands for National Inmates’ Community Endeavors.

The initiative focuses on rehabilitation instead of recreation for prison inmates, something the sheriff favors implementing.

Hodgson, who is a staunch opponent of illegal immigration also floated the idea of using prisoners housed at the Bristol County House of Correction in nearby Dartmouth, who would volunteer in assisting cleaning up disaster areas and could also help build the border wall, CBS Local News reported.

“I can think of no other project that would have such a positive impact on our inmates and our country than building this wall,” Hodgson said in his commencement speech.

During the ceremony, Hodgson was sworn by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, who refused to back Trump’s presidential campaign and didn’t vote for him.

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