- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

BERLIN, N.H. (AP) - More than 120 New Hampshire convicts didn’t let prison walls prevent them from raising money for charity during a prison walkathon.

Corrections officials say prisoners at the Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility in Berlin raised nearly $700 this week in a “Walk, Run, Roll” fundraiser for the Granite State United Way.

One inmate participated in a wheelchair. Others ran or walked a quarter-mile lap around the exercise yard Wednesday. Thursday’s leg of the fundraiser was cancelled due to weather.

Corrections spokesman Jeffrey Lyons says the inmates collectively ran near 2,000 laps, with pledges coming out of their inmate accounts at the prison.

Prison programs coordinator Susan Young proclaimed the fundraiser a huge success and said it went off without a hitch.

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