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9 year old donates Books to Montgomery County Jail

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – You are never too small to make a difference is an expression Tyler Fugett takes to heart.

The nine-year-old hopes to make a big impact on the inmates in the Montgomery County Jail. He recently donated over 100 books to the jail library.

Fugett has been saving his allowance all summer and with the help of his mother, Rebecca Corkren, traveled to a dozen stores from Clarksville to Nashville to purchase books to donate.

9 year old Tyler Fugett donated over 100 books to the Montgomery County Jail library.

9 year old Tyler Fugett donated over 100 books to the Montgomery County Jail library.

“I don’t want people to think bad things while they are in jail,” said Fugett. “I want people to get out and not do bad things again.”

Fugett was moved to start his book charity, Time to Read, after watching his step dad repeatedly spend time in and out of jail.

He hopes to continue his good deeds throughout the summer. He plans to donate more books to the hospital, veteran’s home, and local shelters. Of course after he saves more of his allowance.

All books in the jail library are donated. Inmates are allowed to check out a bible and three additional books every two weeks.

“Since no tax payer money is used to purchase books, we rely 100% on donations from the community to stock our library,” said Chaplain Sexton. “Tyler’s generosity is truly appreciated.”

If you would like to donate softback books to the jail library, please contact Chaplain Sexton at 931.648.0611 ext 13021.


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