Prisoner transport company adopting prisoners’ families for Christmas

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – A Green Bay company is adopting a unique Christmas giving program: Employees are reaching out to the children of the prisoners they transport.

When employees at Wisconsin Lock and Load started searching for a way to give back to the community this holiday season, they didn’t have to look too far. The company conducts more than 13,000 prisoner transports each year.

“Very often times the children are the victims of those crimes that we don’t really hear about,” Crystal Cook said.

So the company partnered with Angel Tree, a national prison ministry that allows incarcerated parents the opportunity to connect with their children by suggesting a Christmas gift.

Thanks to employee donations, Wisconsin Lock and Load will deliver gifts to 15 Green Bay-area children this Christmas.

“Our role is that our agents and our team goes out, we purchase the gift, and then this year our Santa is going to deliver the gifts to the children along with a special message about Christmastime.”

Deliveries will be made on December 20.

They will also deliver a heartfelt letter from the parent.

“It gives them the opportunity to connect with their children — and they have very few opportunities to do that so really, truly, and the words they ask us to deliver, you can really see this is something they really look forward to and appreciate,” Cook said.