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Inmates Sewing Symbol Of Freedom

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Inmates Sewing Symbol Of Freedom

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Inmates Sewing Symbol Of Freedom

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Sunday is Flag Day, a day set aside to honor the Stars and Stripes. It's also the kickoff to National Flag Week. In his Flag Day proclamation, President Obama said the flag "tells our nation's story and embodies its highest ideals."

Several states have passed laws mandating that any flags flown at government buildings must be made in the United States. Maryland not only uses domestically-produced flags, it also makes them in their state. In their state prisons, that is.

Host Liane Hansen speaks with Donna Beck, regional manager for Maryland Correctional Enterprise Textiles, and Rozene Smith, an inmate at the Jessup prison, about a program that uses inmates in Maryland to make flags for the state.

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