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Inmates at Ontario prison train for workforce, better future on the outside

James Howard, an inmate at Snake River Correctional Institution, works in the woodworking room in the prison’s physical plant facility. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

ONTARIO – The humming grind of lathes on wood and the crackling of welders on steel are the unmistakable sounds of the workshop.

They are also the din that fills Snake River Correctional Institution’s physical plant, or workshop. 

At Snake River, inmates have a chance to vie for jobs in the prison’s physical plant to develop valued skills for the workforce after . . .