Ohio inmates mount tribute to military veterans

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Inmates and staff have put up murals and military paraphernalia at a southern Ohio prison to create what they call a "Veterans Corridor" in tribute to people who served in the U.S. military.

The Portsmouth Daily Times (http://bit.ly/1dFEGnG ) reports wall murals at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville include a depiction of a tank in a fiery scene and a calmer image of George Washington kneeling in prayer next to a horse.

Those murals were created by inmate Mike Shane, who says the artwork keeps him focused and out of trouble.

Corrections Officer Darren Mustard says the tribute corridor created by Shane and other inmates and staff includes flags and military patches along the walls.

It's getting some attention from veterans, including a local group that recently toured it.

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Information from: Portsmouth Daily Times, http://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com

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