Convict Earns Bachelor’s Degree, Plants Garden All While Serving Time

Convict Earns Bachelor’s Degree, Plants Garden All While Serving Time

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farmers-market-produce.jpgRosado isn’t your typical prisoner. He is an inmate with one of the greenest thumbs in the history of the New York’s Department of Corrections.

Rosado is credited with developing a garden in one of the few green spaces inside the otherwise cement-heavy prison. In the two years since the garden’s inception, it has provided some of the only access the prison’s 800 inmates have to fresh vegetables and fruit. 

On top of that, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree Saturday from the prestigious Bard College, a student of the Bard Prison Initiative, a privately-funded program that offers inmates the opportunity to work toward a college degree.

(READ the full story w/ photos at ABC News)

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