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Inmates "Race for Recovery" at TOCI

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It's proof that even behind bars, those in prison can still contribute to better the community.

 The Toledo Correctional Institution held its first 5-k race to raise money for a charity. Nearly two dozen  inmates are running a 5k around the prisons track. Each of them donated some of the money they've earned in prison to an organization that helps recovering addicts.

"This is sponsored by Racing for Recovery, and I said staff participates every year. And every time we come back from the race, the inmates were asking, 'How'd you place?,' 'Is this something we could participate in?' We thought this would be a perfect event to bring to the institution for our inmates", says Meredith Urinal, Unity Management Chief, Toledo Correctional Institution.

 Institution leaders say they plan to make the 5-K an annual event.

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