Goose Creek Correctional Center reports the arrival of a roost full of chicks and a dozen or so baby pigs at its Point Mac Farm. Although Point Mac Farm no longer houses prisoners, it employs many prisoners as it continues in full farm operation.
—CJT Cathy O’Brien
Point Mackenzie Correctional Farm hosted its annual picnic and barbecue with close to 200 guests, many of whom were family and friends of facility staff. Lunch was home-made and featured farm-fresh ingredients such as pulled pork, salads, brats, rolls and rhubarb crisp for dessert. Visiting youngsters particularly enjoyed the baby pigs, goats and chicks.
As summer progresses toward harvest, vegetables grow in the rich soil and in the hydroponic greenhouses of Point Mackenzie Correctional Farm. Photos show growing broccoli, cabbage, celery, cucumbers and tomatoes.
Photos courtesy Christopher Harrington
Point MacKenzie Correctional Farm will be temporarily caring for dogs recently seized in a puppy mill rescue from the MatSu Valley. Currently PMCF is in the process of setting up donated fencing and dog houses to accommodate up to 52 dogs, if necessary.
“During the week of February 14th we have accepted large shipments of food and supplies from the animal shelter in preparation for more dogs,” said Superintendent Amy Rabeau. “We currently have 4 dogs and more on the way once the Vet clears them to be moved. Apparently, these dogs were in horrendous shape when they were seized. The four we currently have out at Pt Mac are shy but loving all the attention they are receiving.”