Corrections officers and sheriff’s deputies at the Cumberland County Jail have been pumping iron for a good cause.

Sixteen officers competed in the jail’s first weightlifting competition to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Wearing T-shirts that read: “Behind Bars” the officers competed in different weight classes to see who could bench press the most and raising $450 in the process.

The top female competitor was Deputy Rhonda Pratt who put up 135 pounds. The top male lifter was Corrections Officer Luke House who lifted 370 pounds, giving new meaning to the expression ‘getting sent to the big house.’

Organizer Deputy Richard Bradway said the group hopes this is just the beginning and wants to expand he competition to other law enforcement agencies.