SYKESVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland state prison inmates in Sykesville are taking part in a breast cancer awareness campaign.
On Thursday, they're washing 17,000 bras that were donated to an annual fundraiser run by Frederick radio station WFRE-FM.
Inmates look on as bras being laundered as part of a breast cancer awareness campaign fall out of a washing machine at Central Maryland Correctional Facility in Sykesville, Md., Thursday, Dec.13, 2012. Nearly 10,000 bras were expected to be laundered by the inmates after they were collected by a radio station in Frederick, Md. One dollar for each bra was donated to breast cancer research, and the cleaned bras were expected to be donated to local women's shelters. Inmates at the facility annually handle more than 2.2 million pounds of laundry from state agencies and non-profit organizations in Maryland. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
For every bra collected, local businesses donated $1 to Frederick Memorial Hospital for women's medicine.
Maryland Correctional Enterprises picks and launders the bras for donation to women's shelters.