Back together again

Alternative custody inmates fix Humpty Dumpty

Those taking part in the Butte County Sheriff’s Office’s alternative custody program—people who have been convicted of crimes deemed not violent enough to warrant jail time—have accomplished something that all the king’s horses and all the king’s men could not. They’ve put Humpty Dumpty back together again. You know, the one who sits on a wall in Bidwell Park’s Caper Acres.

The playground was suffering from neglect due to the city of Chico’s budget cuts in the parks department. Last November, “inmates” in the alternative custody program picked up the slack and on April 14, according to a press release, the Sheriff’s Office recognized “the individuals who have been working so hard to repair and repaint the iconic Humpty Dumpty statue.”