Kilby Prisoners Raise Money For Hurricane Katrina Victims

Despite being behind bars some area prisoners are doing their part to help storm victims.

Inmates at Kilby prison raised more than eleven-hundred dollars in one week. When they started out they hoped to get one hundred guys to give a dollar each but the money kept increasing. The men say they got the idea after watching news coverage of New Orleans and Mississippi. Flynn says,"This is the first time we've done this inside a prison. We hope it'll be the last time but we will do it again if the need is there. We felt like if we were on the streets we would be raising money. This gives us an opportunity to be a productive part of society."

The donation went to the American Red Cross. The Red Cross says in the past few days it has given over 3 and a half million dollars to hurricane evacuees who came to Montgomery.