Prison Gardens Help Inmates Grow Their Own Food — And Skills

Prison Gardens Help Inmates Grow Their Own Food — And Skills

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prison gardening-plantingjusticeA vibrant movement of prison vegetable gardens is spreading across the country that provides inmates with satisfying work, marketable skills and fresh food to eat. From Connecticut to to California, correctional authorities are finding all kinds of reasons to encourage inmates to produce their own food inside the walls.

In the following video, filmed in December, we see inmates at San Quentin State Prison outside San Francisco, thanks to this video from Planting Justice, a group that says the recidivism rate for the gardening ex-cons is just ten percent.

WATCH the video below

READ the feature story from NPR News

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