Sea Hag Seafood, Inc. in Maine, located in Tenants Harbor, recently hired 25 Maine prisoners through the prison work release program.

And Maine prisoners in Washington County continue to help Maine’s Forest Service prevent forest fires.

In a May 21 letter to the Maine Department of Corrections Sea Hag Seafood wrote:

“When we first began our relationship with Bolduc Correctional Facility we were very impressed by the level of professionalism and support we received. Not only were the men from Bolduc hard workers, they were very knowledgeable, if not fully certified, in a range of valuable fields such as plumbing, carpentry, electrical, and mechanical.

The level of support we have received from Bolduc Correctional has not only allowed us to grow as a business, but allowed Sea Hag Seafood to meet goals above and beyond what we originally anticipated in our first year. We would like…to thank all the men and women who make this possible.”

On the same day, MDOC received a letter concerning prisoners from Downeast Correctional Facility from Sergeant Courtney Hammond of the Maine Forest Service Forest Protection Unit in Jonesboro, ME. Sergeant Hammond wrote:

“I would like to let you know how much we appreciated the work that the crews did while they were here at Jonesboro cleaning and getting our equipment back into service. They completed tasks so quickly that at times I had trouble staying ahead of them with new assignments. Their attitudes were positive and they all pitched in to the best of their abilities. As always, I took the opportunity to train them in some key maintenance items on some of our equipment that will be useful to them if we do have them on a fire.

“I look forward to having them work with us again in the future.”