12-22-2015 KENTUCKY

Christmas Spirit in a Kentucky Jail

The holidays can be a rough time of year for inmates and their families. In Louisville, Ky., jail officials have developed their own tradition to try to muster up some holiday cheer. Every December, teams of inmates spend a week decking out their jail dorms with homemade trimmings in an annual Christmas decorating contest. Working with The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that focuses on criminal justice, Mashable followed some of the jail's inmates, many of them addicts, as they told the stories behind their incarceration while joining forces to try to win the competition.

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