Supervised inmates paint local murals

Posted on February 8, 2017 by Romi White

Inmates in the painting program at Santa Rosa County Correctional Institute are making the county a more colorful, beautiful place. Under the close supervision of Officer James Priddy, certain inmates are transported to area public buildings where they paint in murals which the talented Priddy brings to life. The most recent mural, pictured here, was painted on the Santa Rosa Arts and Culture building in Milton. Other murals have been painted at libraries and schools (during times when students are not in session).  According to Priddy, Toni New, an art teacher at Rhodes Elementary in Milton who also serves on the Foundation, came up with this latest mural design.