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aytheon Nov 22, 2006 5:25 PM

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A little bit of explanation first, Im the manager of a Mechanics shop and Motor pool fleet operations for the state of Arizona Department of Corrections, I work inside of a prision complex. Three years ago my secretary and I were told to come up with a project for the inmates to do that would benefit the community, as part of our Directors new Restorative Justice program. So we came up with a bike program that was named
I.S.O.C.K. Inmates Supporting Our Community Kids. We get bikes from our landfill that have been thrown away, Or donated from local people and the inmates restore the bikes and they are given to the children of our community that due to financial hardship would not be able to get a bike for Christmas.
These bikes are inspected and then all parts removed, repaired or replaced. the frames are stripped to bare metal and then repainted. new seats, pedals. grips, tires, tubes and chains installed to get the finished bike.
After some hard talking and presentaions made I was given permission to bring my camera into the prision and photograph these bikes today.
There is some real execlent work that goes into these bikes and a lot of pride from the inmates. All the moneys for this program are donations from our community, the paint is automotive paint donated from one of our local parts stores, its the color match mistakes made at the store so, its some real high dollar base coat clear coat paint.
I thought i would share some of the story and pictures with you, I hope you enjoy them, This the way the bikes come in to us
AY

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tiger bike

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