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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Cancer Patients, Supporters Benefit from Prison Knitting Program


August 15, 2018

Forrest Hershberger

From left, Bev Sontag, Dana Revell, Samuel Revell, Audrey Revell, Evelyn Revell, Peter (cancer survivor) and Jackie Carley.

For many, the word inmate conjures images of social outcasts, men who for one reason or another never will fit in society. A group of inmates at Sterling Correctional Facility are working to change that perception, and donate to worthy causes, including Night of Hope.

Bev Sontag hosted a table at the Night Of Hope offering crochet hats to cancer patients. The hats were an assortment of colors and styles; a "Minion" style, butterflies and stocking caps with animal head designs. They are also the hand-crafted efforts of inmates who have taken up the hobby.

Sontag is connected with Sterling C...

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