Volunteers hand out holiday cookies, socks to Va. Beach inmates


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — ‘Tis the season to spread holiday cheer, which is exactly what volunteers did at the Virginia Beach City Jail on Thursday. 

“Lutheran Women of Tidewater” organized the baking of 7,500 cookies which volunteers then passed out to the 1,400 inmates inside the jail, along with socks that were donated by the Salvation Army.

Inmates say they are grateful people are thinking of them, especially during the holiday season.

Richard Hylton said, “Sometimes when you’re in here, seems like you’re by yourself.  It’s just nice to know that even if you don’t know the people personally, there are people thinking about you and trying to do something to bring a little bit of light to you.

The inmates also got two, pre-stamped Christmas cards to send out.

Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Rocky Holcomb said, “Everybody in here is somebody’s baby. No matter who it is, somebody cares about that person who is in here.”

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