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Rocking their way to redemption, inmates make furniture for local charities
By khq.com- Hayley Guenthner
Published: 10/12/2018

SPOKANE, Wash. -

We all have a past, things we wish we could take back. Most of us aren't lucky enough to make amends like some inmates at the Airway Heights Corrections Facility.

Rocking a sweet baby into a deep, peaceful sleep. It's as close to heaven as it gets. But the comfort each rock provides at the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery comes from a place as far away as many would say it gets.

"The gang life, shootings drugs, the way I was living, I was living too fast, said inmate Luis Verduzco Jr.

It was the early 2000's in Walla Walla. Luis Verduzco Jr. was just a teen back then. He says he knew he was on borrowed time, but he didn't care.

"All I knew when I was out there was gangs and selling drugs," he said. "It got me to here. It took 19 years of my life."

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