The island of misfit kids
Thanks to local ministry, teenagers incarcerated at Martin Hall Juvenile Detention Facility get to celebrate Christmas behind bars
Last updated 12/19/2019 at 10:50am
MEDICAL LAKE — The kids sit at various tables working on Christmas projects, as kids will do during the holidays.
The concrete walls of the large, utilitarian room devoid of decoration echo with youthful voices and laughter as they decorate Santa-shaped cookies with sprinkles and frosting, or paint cheap wood craft store ornaments with the help of volunteers dressed in a Santa costume or sporting headbands of reindeer antlers or oversized elf ears.
The kids are all dressed nearly the same, their shoelaces replaced with Velcro.
Their laughter is broken by the occasional squawk of a two-w...