Monday, October 19, 2009

Creative Policy for Prisons (near Hamilton in CNY!)

Despite the funneling painkillers to thier volunteers, this seems like a very effective policy. Also interesting -- Hamilton has a English class on prison literature and the professor teaches a book club for a prison nearby. Students have had the opportunity to sit in on these book clubs for inmates. Both of these stories about new prison policies raise your awareness of how inmates do perhaps change in prison, or are at least willing to do some very constructive things in order to pass the time. Perhaps there's more than just a chain gang model for having inmates be constructive, and we can better THEM and work towards thier own rehibilitation more directly as well as bettering the outside world?

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