New Minnesota Law Requires Gardens in Prisons
A number of new laws go into effect in Minnesota August 1, including one that requires gardens in prisons.
Prisons that are high-security or that don't have space won't be included, but three out of ten prisons in Minnesota already have gardens and it's likely that three more will be added.
The garden at the Red Wing Correctional Facility is in its second year and will produce 20,000 servings of fruits and vegetables for the local food shelf this summer.
"It just started off as something to pass time while I'm incarcerated, and it grew into a passion for so much more," said Cory Schilling, who was sentenced to 72 months for a drunk driving accident that lead to a fatality.
"It's kind of my daily dose that I used to find in the bottle, but never could," Schilling added. "Who would have thought I would find it in a garden."
Wisconsin already has a similar program.