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Hula Dancing is Proving to Be an Unlikely Source of Reform for Male Prisoners

Though hula dancing is usually associated with grass skirts and dashboard figurines, these male inmates have found spiritual relief in the Hawai'ian art.

Prisoners Change Their Lives, Becoming Expert Braille Transcribers for Blind Students

Just because these inmates are behind bars doesn't mean that they can't make a positive difference in the world, or do something so meaningful...

Prisoners Can Reduce Jail Time by Helping Street Dogs

Prisoners in the regional penitentiary of Pelotas, a country side city in the south of Brazil, are building houses for dogs and – since...
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Prisoners From Rikers Island Deliver Thanksgiving Meals, Pitch In to Help Storm Victims

A group of prisoners at New York City's Rikers Island jail were let out for a day so they could deliver 700 Thanksgiving meals...
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Prisoners on Rikers Island Deliver Thanksgiving Meals, Pitch In for Storm Victims

A group of prisoners at New York City's Rikers Island jail were let out for a day so they could deliver 700 Thanksgiving meals...
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Myanmar Frees Political Prisoners as Obama Ends Historic Visit

Myanmar set free dozens of political prisoners Monday in an amnesty that coincided with the historic visit of US President Barack Obama. It was...
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Prisoners Given Rare Assignment to Save Endangered Butterfly

At the Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women in Belfair, Washington, inmates are helping to save the endangered Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly. Under the supervision...
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Syria Releases 500 Political Prisoners in Nod to Arab League Peace Plan

Syrian authorities have released more than 500 prisoners accused of involvement in anti-regime activities, state TV reported Thursday, in what appeared to be another...
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Humane Society Pairs Problem Pups With Prisoners

California inmates are helping correct the behavior problems of shelter dogs, a therapeutic exercise that benefits both convicts and canines. Dogs described as having "limited...
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Knitting Circle of Male Prisoners Weave for the Needy

In New Zealand, a knitting circle formed for prisoners is churning out hats, slippers and scarves to donate to those in their community in...
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Prisoners Train Deaf Shelter Dogs in Sign Language

Across the state of Missouri, dog rescue programs set up by the state's Department of Corrections are thriving in prisons, creating a more humane...
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Prisoners Train Deaf Shelter Dogs in Sign Language

Across the state of Missouri, dog rescue programs set up by the state's Department of Corrections are thriving in prisons, creating a more humane...
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Prisoners Lovingly Raise Endangered Frogs by Hand‎

In a fenced off-area behind Cedar Creek Correctional Center, two inmates spend nine hours a day feeding and tending their tiny Oregon spotted frog...
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Cuba Agrees To Free 52 Political Prisoners, Says Church

Cuba has promised the Roman Catholic Church it will free 52 political prisoners, slashing the number held by nearly a third in what would...
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Prisoners Come to Guard’s Rescue (Video)

A jail guard fell victim to an attack by one inmate, and would have died had he not been rescued by several prisoners who...
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Prisoners Baby-Sit Toddler Found on Md. Highway

A prison work crew baby-sat a 2 1/2-year-old boy who was spotted Friday running along the center lines of a rural Maryland highway,...

Political Prisoners Among 6,000 Freed in Myanmar

Nineteen political prisoners, including allies of pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and five Buddhist monks, have been freed in military-ruled Myanmar as part...
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South African Prisoners Embrace Yoga

A new program of yoga lessons is helping prisoners at Gruoenpunt Maximum Security prison in South Africa to discover ways to stay calm...
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Caring Makes Us Human — Even the Prisoners

"After more than two decades in prison, I know that kindness is not a value that's encouraged. It's often seen as weakness." But, when...

Hamas Releases Prisoners as Goodwill Gesture

Hamas security forces in Gaza released 35 members of the rival Fatah movement from prison on Sunday as a goodwill gesture to mark the...