Corrections talent show showcases inmmates' skills

Published: Monday, March 1, 2010 at 6:50 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, March 1, 2010 at 6:50 a.m.

DORAL, Fla. — A 38-year-old inmate who is awaiting trial for firearm-related charges is this year's winner of an annual Miami-Dade County corrections talent show.

Andrew Cashmere won the Corrections Idol contest Sunday with an original reggae rap. He performed to a small group of fellow inmates at the county's Metro West Detention Center.

Cashmere says it was a "pleasure" to perform at the event.

Corrections officers judged the contest. The participants were all inmates who have been convicted of criminal charges or were awaiting trial.

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