For VPRJ inmates, kitchen is place of ‘love, patience and tolerance’

Food Service Manager Tina Cowles-Perkins supervises inmates as they fill food trays Feb. 9. VPRJ policy does not allow photos to be taken of inmates' faces without written permission. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

Friday morning was like any other morning in the last eight months for 41-year-old Charles Williams. Williams woke up at 3:30 a.m., put on his bright white work uniform, walked down the hallway and clocked in. For the next eight hours, Williams bustled around an industrial gray kitchen, cooking breakfast and taco lunch for over 450 men and women. Like […]