The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce a new program that is beginning this year. Hope for the Holidays is a program in which inmates are selected based on extensive criteria to spend an hour with their children and watch them open presents.
This program was formed by BCSO Corrections Sergeant Sam Thompson, who had a vision to help children and families whose mother or father is incarcerated in our facility. Sergeant Thompson stated “I am extremely grateful for how my life has been and everything I have been able to accomplish with the absence of a father figure. Not every child gets that opportunity. Some children are left with pieces left behind by their parents due to the decisions and mistakes they’ve made.”
The Meijer store in Whitestown and BCSO partnered in this important endeavor to purchase gifts for the children. This year, two inmates were selected and today they were able to watch their children open the presents.