It all started with a mutual love of ice fishing. David and Joe DiNigro are members and organizers with the group "NYS Hardwater Diehards." This was the first year they decided to combine their love of the frozen water and support for veterans.
The military veterans playing cards in the Albany County jail wear the same orange uniforms as everyone else, with "INMATE" printed down the legs. But their service offers one distinct privilege: a special cellblock where they can work through issues they often share, such as substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.