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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...
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Fewer Youth Inmates in Canada and Australia Means Units Closing

The New South Wales Government has been forced to close a youth detention center because of a lack of inmates. The same positive trend...
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Pope Washes Feet of Inmates for Easter

The day before Good Friday, Pope Francis continued what has been a ritual for him, but something no other papal leader before has done....
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Prison Inmates Help Abused Cats Become More Adoptable

A program at a Washington state prison is improving the lives of abused cats and also the inmates who now care for them. Five felines...
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Prison Inmates Jump in to Rescue 3 Boys From Raging Creek

Prisoners working in a nearby park jumped into strong moving current to help save three boys floating downstream after their kayak overturned in a...
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Inmates Find Health and Solace in Yoga

Three times a week, Robbie Norris, a lean, 50-year-old yoga teacher, hops into his 1992 Volvo and heads to his class in Richmond, Va....
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Alaska Inmates Find Identity in Orchestra

After serving a 14-year sentence for murder, no one would have expected Sarah Jane Coffman to go anywhere near the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center...
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“Hangover” Producer Brings College Program to Juvenile Inmates, Changing Lives

The film producer responsible for the Hangover films teamed up with a young inmate to create an innovative college program that allows hundreds of...
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No Child Left Alone: Volunteers Mentor Children of Inmates

With 2.3 million inmates behind bars in the US, the goal of volunteers in mentor programs for the 2.7 million children of prisoners is:...
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Convicted Killers Help Care for Fellow Inmates With Dementia

Imprisoned felons in Louisiana and California are being given an extraordinary opportunity to show care and compassion for fellow inmates. As the numbers of...
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Farming at Leavenworth Prison Trains Inmates, Feeds Needy

A fresh foods program at the Leavenworth Penitentiary has inmates growing a quarter million pounds of produce every year, which produces free healthy food...
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Cookies, Potato Chips, and Clothing Help Inmates to New Life

A jail-based brand that includes crispy potato chips, crunchy cookies and formal shirts seems an unlikely route back to life in the outside world...
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Oregon Inmates Help Save Deputy’s Life

Two jail inmates on a work crew in Oregon helped to save the life of a deputy who collapsed. The three were giving aid...
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UPDATE: ‘We Do Have a Heart’ Inmates Say of Rescue

"We do have a heart," said one of the four inmates who came to the aid of Deputy Kenneth Moon, who was being strangled...
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Prison Inmates Meditate to Deal with Life Behind Bars

Kenneth Brown discovered meditation, yoga and Buddhist teachings three months into his 20-year sentence behind bars. Inmates say meditation -- an ancient...