The Wall Street Journal published an article this past week showcasing one of the most innovative and interesting uses of prison labor we've ever heard about—restoring classic cars.

Outside Las Vegas at Nevada's Southern Desert Correctional Center, medium security inmates are given the option to work at a body shop at the prison restoring old cars. Currently the shop has 32 cars in various stages of restoration including Mustangs and Corvettes from the 1960s, a 1959 Thunderbird and two 1969 GTOs.


The prison body shop, known for their advertising motto "We Have the Time to Do It Right", made the Nevada Department of Corrections $130,000 last year while teaching inmates valuable job skills and bringing old cars such as the 1967 Mustang shown above back to life.

[Wall Street Journal]

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