A handful of Placer County minimum-security inmates are hoping to brighten the lives of area children through a new holiday toy-making operation.
Two inmates crafted some 300 wooden patrol cars, ducks and boats. The toys were then painted by another inmate. They are to be distributed to Toys for Tots, Child Protective Services and the Children's Receiving Home, department officials said.
Materials were either surplus, donated or purchased by jail staff. The pilot program was headed by Sgt. Rebecca Lyke and corrections officer Felix Sanchez.
Photos provided by Placer County Sheriff's Department