ICIO’s Givens Hall inmates complete another big job

two photos of walking track
Photo by Lt. Greg Heun, ICIO
By Lt. Greg Heun, Idaho Correctional Institution-Orofino

Last year the ICIO Givens Hall inmates built a new basketball court, making their rec yard more functionable. 

This year motivated Givens Hall inmates poured a new concrete sidewalk through the rec yard where the food carts are pushed on daily. Then they leveled out the rec yard around the basketball court, formed up and poured a new concrete walking track, replacing the old gravel track that had slipping issues when running around the corners. 

Once this was complete, the inmates leveled the ground between all concrete slabs and walkways and laid fresh sod. 

The result is the Givens Hall rec yard now if very functional and pleasing to the eye. 

The level grass areas are being looked at for playing games like badminton, croquet, and other games played on level grass areas. 

The inmates’ next project is to work on the old basketball area at the side of Givens Hall for conversion to an outdoor workout/weight area. 

Story published: 10/21/2019
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