South Dakota inmates keep busy working as elves

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Michael Sanders is one of Santa's helpers. But he isn't an elf, he's a prisoner.

The New Jersey man is eight years into his 10-year sentence for burglary.

He's doing his time in a South Dakota prison.

He's one of the prisoners making toys to be distributed by the Salvation Army.

He says he'd rather be with his own five kids. But Sanders says at least he's doing something positive and will make some children happy.

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