08/25/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Green House Provides New Growth For Cook County Inmates

When Adolf Jerger was sent to Cook County Jail in February for failing to pay child support, he never imagined his six months behind bars would include growing produce for upscale Chicago restaurants.

Mr. Jerger, who worked as an auto mechanic for more than 27 years, is four months into earning his master gardener certificate at the jail, along with 21 other inmates this year.

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