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By Kathy Hanks
The Hutchinson News 

Kansas inmates create nonprofit by producing vegetables


HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — On summer evenings when Kevin Gunby works in the Garden for Good, he's overcome with a sense of what freedom might feel like.

"This is the next best thing to being out," said Gunby, who has spent the past 15 years in prison and must serve another 10 before he is eligible for parole.

The first 10 years of his incarceration at Hutchinson Correctional Facility felt pretty mundane.

Then he became a gardener.

"Now I feel I am serving a higher purpose," Gunby said. Because of the program, he is able to do for others. Over a three-year period, the inmates donated 22,000 p...

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