The Humboldt County Correctional Facility’s Inmate Holiday Art Contest Has Returned (Help Spread Holiday Cheer)

Inmate holiday imagePress release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department:

The Humboldt County Correctional Facility’s Inmate Holiday Art Contest has returned for its third year, offering the community a chance to get involved and help spread holiday cheer to those incarcerated in our county.

The Inmate Holiday Art Contest is a painting contest held within the correctional facility. As part of this contest, each housing dorm within the facility is provided with a canvas and painting supplies, and is tasked to work together to create a holiday scene. The community then gets to vote on the paintings with the winning dorm receiving popcorn and a movie as a Christmas reward.

This year the Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with the North Coast Journal to expand voting opportunities for our community. Voting is allowed daily and is open until December 22. Click here to see the entries and to vote.

“The holidays can be difficult for everyone, especially those incarcerated and away from family,” HCCF Programs Sergeant Delia Garcia said. “The Inmate Holiday Art Contest helps boost morale in the Correctional Facility, promoting positive rehabilitation and creating a safer environment for both the inmates and our correctional deputies.”

To see entries from years past, visit:



  • Glad everyone is enjoying themselves.

  • I am only slightly disturbed that the losers dont get popcorn and a movie. Something seems wrong here.

  • I voted and i have to say it was a tough choice.

  • This is an awesome program. Give the inmate something productive to do and it’s something special for the holiday. I know some people don’t agree with my thinking but I believe let the punishment for these people is it they can’t be out here in the Free World. That doesn’t mean that they can’t be treated with a little bit of dignity and respect. They’re still human beings and you cannot expect people to be rehabilitated if you just treat him like they’re less than human.

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