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Hubbard County Correctional Center program coordinator Bill Devine and Pastor Pat Olson show off the inmate-fashioned jewelry that will be given to Heritage Living Center residents for the holidays. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Chaplain works with inmates to change lives for the better

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Pat Olson has dozens of pen pals, of the literal variety.

The Hubbard County Correctional Center chaplain has seen inmates of all types in her long tenure - she's on her fourth sheriff.


"That's where all this came from," she said, pointing to the snowy white hair.

But she's also seen the Lord work in mysterious ways. And some not so mysterious.

There was the meth addict, being sentenced for yet another crime.

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