Dallas County Inmates Become Santa's Helpers

By Randy McIlwain
|  Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013  |  Updated 7:52 PM CDT
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The Dallas County Jail has started a bike restoration program that inmates can volunteer for to learn the trade of fixing bikes.

Randy McIIwain, NBC 5 News

The Dallas County Jail has started a bike restoration program that inmates can volunteer for to learn the trade of fixing bikes.

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If you live in Dallas county and your child wrote to the North Pole requesting their first bicycle, some inmates at the Dallas County Jail’s North Tower may be helping Santa out.

The jail has started a bike restoration program that inmates can volunteer for to learn the trade of fixing bikes.

Inmates say they get more than just a trade, it's an opportunity to work with others as a team and do something productive, like bringing a smile to a child's face on Christmas morning.

The year-round program itself doesn't cost taxpayers a dime.

All bikes are donated either new from police organizations or old from Goodwill, Home Depot donated the tools and the inmates give their time.

This weekend hundreds of children will get their first bicycle for Christmas courtesy of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Departments annual Community Christmas program at Fair Park.

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