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Lexington inmates make gifts for shelters, others
By kentucky.com - Josh Kegley
Published: 12/20/2012

KENTUCKY - Norma Canipe, an inmate at a federal prison in Lexington, smiled as she watched a young girl flit around a shelter for domestic violence victims wearing a handmade hat and scarf that Canipe had given her.

Like many people at the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program's emergency shelter, the girl and her mother escaped an abusive home and probably had little hope for a happy Christmas with lots of gifts. Knowing this made the experience all the more special, Canipe said.

"It was worth like a million dollars to see it," she said. "It made her so happy, it just melted my heart."

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