Children Of Inmates Hunt For Easter Eggs

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More than a dozen children scooped up 200 Easter eggs filled with candy this weekend, but this Easter egg hunt took place at an unusual location: the recreational yard at the Vermont women’s prison in South Burlington.

WCAX-TV says Saturday’s Easter egg hunt was put on by the Kids-A-Part program, offered by the Lund Family Center. That’s a Burlington family support agency that helps reduce the impact of parental incarceration on children.

Inmate Tricia Guyette says she’s thankful for the time she got to spend with her son this Easter and is already looking forward to next year.

Jess Kell of Kids-A-Part says the event supports the children’s emotional health, by allowing them to take part in a traditional family activity.

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