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Prisoners Are Finding Purpose–and Rehabilitation–By Caring for Lambs for Drought-Stricken Farmers

Not only does the program help to alleviate stress for struggling farmers, it also teaches Australian inmates about agriculture and livestock.

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...

Ex-prisoner En Route to Job Interview Takes Shirt Off Back to Save Man’s Life

Aaron Tucker didn't care if he didn't get the job he wanted – he was determined to help an injured stranger.

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...

Give a Prisoner an Abused Dog and WATCH What Happens, Karmic Connection

A Prison inmate can connect with an abused dog probably better than anyone. A new documentary shows firsthand how this connection can change two...

Trucker Hero Stops to Rescue Officer Being Strangled by Prisoner in Car

A trucker hero from Kentucky who saved a law enforcement officer from being strangled was one of three finalists named this month by the...
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Forgiveness Can Set a Prisoner Free and That Prisoner is You

Many of us go through life carrying a grudge, anger, hurt, or disappointment about things that happened during our childhood or at some point...
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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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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...
Innocence Project exonerated Damon Thibodeaux

DNA Evidence Exonerates 300th Prisoner in the U.S.

A Louisiana man has been released from death row, becoming the 300th prisoner nationwide to be freed after DNA evidence showed he was innocent....
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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 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...

Former Prisoner of North Korea Builds University for his Former Jailers

Decades after being imprisoned by North Korea on espionage charges, Dr. Kim Chin-Kyung is opening the first privately funded university in that country as...

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...