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Prisoners Processing Donated Deer For The Hungry

By Empriss Campbell
By ecampbell@wbbjtv.com

HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. - Henry County inmate, Anthony Brewer has been processing game his entire life. Now instead of doing it for himself, he is doing it for others.

"There's no telling how many people really need this and its just nice to be able to give something back," said Brewer.

Brewer is an inmate of the Henry County Jail. This is the third year inmates have volunteered their time to process deer meat.
Sheriff Monte Belew said it is a win-win situation to have deputies and inmates working together to create a positive situation.

"It gives them a feeling of self-worth and accomplishment and gives them something to do and we appreciate what they do for us," said Sheriff Belew.

There are more than 700 frozen bags of deer meat ready to go to needy homes. Damascus Road is a temporary home for men and women looking to find jobs and housing. "Most of the time people think they have been forgotten you know by their family, friends its a nice comfort for them to know the community they grew up in or maybe very new thinks of them," said Matt Morris of Damascus Road.

Brewer said he likes being a part of the Deputies for the Hungry program because he gets something out of it. "I'm not just sitting here doing time I actually get to to help and work some so, it makes a big difference," said Brewer.

The Henry County Sheriff Department will be accepting donations until December 17.