Inmates overhaul classic cars
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The Southern Desert Correction Centre in Las Vegas is giving its inmates the chance to earn their keep by restoring classic cars to their former glory, according to the Wall Street Journal.
This facility is home to a number of prisoners, but 33 medium security detainees are allowed to get their hands on classic motors from some of the world's most prestigious manufacturers.
In an interview, one prisoner said that they have a 1956 Jaguar and a 1948 Rolls-Royce in the shop at the moment being restored.
People who have a classic car that they want given some care and attention can take it to the prison and the inmates will be able to get to work on it. Perhaps the best part is that they will only be charging $5.15 per hour for the work, which makes it an affordable option for owners on a budget.
Five per cent of the cash earned by the prisoners is put into a fund which goes to help the victims of their crimes and of course the experience will allow the inmates to return to civilized society with a new skill, helping them to find a job and reintegrate.