Jailed Arkansas Lawmaker Says Inmates Want to “Build the Wall”


FORT WORTH, Tex. (KARK) — Former Arkansas State Sen. Jon Woods, now in prison in Texas, says he sent a letter to President Donald Trump signed by 80 fellow inmates who want to build Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Woods is behind bars on a public corruption conviction in a kickback scheme involving Eccelsia College. 

In the letter, Woods says everyone at the Austin Unit in Fort Worth who signed wishes to “begin construction on a border wall for our President.”

Woods added the group of prisoners appreciates the current White House positions and all the positive things the administration has brought to America.

“We have come together because we understand the benefit that a border wall will bring the country.  Our group hails from all aspects of American society with a common goal of border stability,” Woods wrote.

The former lawmaker added the inmates would be happy to live in mobile housing or FEMA trailers while they worked on the wall.

“Prisoners are a willing and untapped workforce.  The attached list is just a small sample of the inmates who wish to volunteer for our President,” he penned.

80 signatures and names follow the letter — including the nationalities and race of everyone who signed.

After President Trump announced his run for the nation’s highest office, Woods came out as a supporter.  He was the first Arkansas politician to announce support for Trump. 

Click Here to view the letter.

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