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Beauty Therapy Course Gives Prison Inmates Skills to Make Up a Beautiful Life

The therapy course doesn't just offer hope for better prospects on the outside – it also offers self-esteem and motivation for better behavior.

Texas Inmates Pool Funds to Donate $53,000 For Hurricane Harvey Relief

Some people might just write off these 6,600 inmates as criminals – but they are still trying to help their hurting home state of...

Jail Inmates Rush to Save Fallen Officer, Rather Than Escaping

Six inmates are being hailed as heroes after they saved the life of a correctional officer who passed out during a work detail on...

Why This Prison Created Father-Daughter Dances for Inmates

These dads are becoming more and more inspired to turn their lives around after the prison hosted a fancy father-daughter dance.

Organizations Learn Cheap Tattoo Removal to Help Inmates Get Jobs

This nonprofit is teaching organizations how to provide cheap tattoo removal for ex-convicts in need of a fresh start.

Inmates Reduce Sentence by Growing Thriving Gardens for Charity

With all their produce going to charities helping the poor, these Brazilian inmates have created a great green garden of life to benefit their community.

Inmates Break Out Of Jail To Save Life Of Officer Guarding Them (WATCH)

When their armed guard suffered a heart attack, a group of prisoners broke the lock on their holding cell to rescue him — putting...

New Second Chance Pell Grant Program Gives Inmates Federal Aid to Take College Classes

67 colleges and universities will participate in the new Second Chance Pell pilot program that expands access to financial aid for incarcerated individuals, the...

L.A. Sheriffs Offer Tattoo Removal to Inmates Who Want to Change Their Lives

Once considered permanent, tattoos are now removable through laser treatments, which is good news for those who no longer want to be associated with...

Church Thanks Inmates, Dishes Out Surprise Thanksgiving Meal

A dish of brotherly love and gratitude was served up by a New Jersey church, an early Thanksgiving meal for inmates–or "brothers"–who have helped with repairs.

This Yoga Class Leads Inmates to Find Freedom From Within

There’s nothing like a little time on the yoga mat to take you away from it all—especially behind prison walls, where that goal is...

Behind Bars Barista Training a Boost for Women’s Prison Inmates

Female inmates in Fairfax, New Zealand have been learning how to make the perfect coffee behind bars during barista training, which coffee company Peoples...

Inmates Grow Along With the Gardens They Tend Behind Bars

When a correction officer set out a small garden at the prison where he worked, he may have planted the seeds of a brighter...

Left in Dumpster, Puppies Raised by Inmates Now Find Forever Homes

  In the frigid month of January in Sioux Falls, six puppies left in a dumpster were rescued and handed over to inmates to be...

Prison Program Produces Business Savvy Inmates And Huge Success Rates

The Texas-based Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) believes that helping inmates prepare to start their own businesses when they leave prison will reduce the likelihood...

Historic Drop in Federal Inmates Comes as Left and Right Find Common Ground

New federal and state policies designed to divert nonviolent criminals away from prison have resulted in a “historic” drop in the US prison population,...

Musician Gives Concerts, Guitars to Inmates

Wayne Kramer and his musician friends have been in and out of jails and prisons across the United States. They are helping to change lives through his...
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Prison Gardens Help Inmates Grow Their Own Food — And Skills

A vibrant movement of prison vegetable gardens is spreading across the country that provides inmates with satisfying work, marketable skills and fresh food to...
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Thanks to Inmates Working Alongside Firefighters, Giant Sequoias are Safe

Of the nearly five thousand personnel that have bravely battled the massive 19-day-old Yosemite Rim Fire, more than 550 are California inmates. They're the...
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Race Horses, Virginia Inmates Find Common Bond in Greener Pastures Program

The Deep Meadow Correctional Center houses 800 Virginia inmates. It is also home to 22 horses who like their handlers have often been cast...