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12/25/03

Patterson Spreads Cheer to Prisoners

It's not your typical Christmas tradition, but for Lubbock City Councilman T.J. Patterson, stopping by the Lubbock County Jail has been on his holiday to-do list for more than 16 years now.

He didn't don a red suit and he had no gifts to give to the inmates on Thursday, rather an offering of encouragement on a Christmas afternoon. Patterson spends a few minutes with each person as he makes his way through the jail, and he hopes his small gift of time will help bring a bit of hope to all he greets.

"You show people. That's what it's all about," says Patterson.

His overall message to the inmates was to stay strong, and Patterson says he hopes his visits encourage inmates to turn their lives around.

"We don't want any glorifiaction ourselves. It's not what's it's about. We just want the to do better things with their lives. It's what it's all about," says Patterson.

Councilman Patterson's daughter, grandson, and wife joined him on his Christmas stop.

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