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Food Banks Get Help From Prison Inmates

As food bank shelves quickly empty during the recession and more people need help to feed their families, prisons are providing a partial...

Inmates Train Security Dogs and Feel Common Bond (Video)

Happiness comes to both the incarcerated and the canines that are being trained to sniff bombs at several prisons in Fla....

Charter Schools Help Jailed Inmates

Albert is a 29-year-old jail inmate who dreams of working in real estate one day, but is currently a high-school dropout. Now, with help...

Princeton Chess Club Plays Prison Inmates

Chess players from Princeton University were challenged and check-mated by the best chess players at a maximum security prison in Trenton, New Jersey. The...

Pastoral Minister Has Led Prayer Services for Inmates for 20 Years

"She's the Mother Teresa of the King County Jail, holding prayer services three times a week for 20 years, taking a bus from her...

Book Giveaways Give Inmates Food for Thought

Give inmates books when they're bored and they're less likely to cause trouble, more likely to think about turning over a new leaf. The...

India Prisons Inject Culture to Reform Inmates

Prison authorities in southern India are planning to introduce thousands of inmates to poetry, literature and music in a novel rehabilitation program that also...

Inmates and Horses Get a Second Chance

The horse program at this minimum-security prison is part of a growing movement to find refuge for aging or injured thoroughbreds that would otherwise...

Prison Sweat Lodge Benefits Native American Inmates

"Prisons around the US are allowing ceremonial saunas for American Indian inmates, just as they offer religious services for prisoners of other faiths. Traditional...

Affordable Housing Built by Inmates Teaches Construction Skills

Community groups in Minnesota concerned with affordable housing are teaming up with groups of prison inmates who want to learn constuction skills while behind...
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Toastmasters Reforms Inmates While They Are in Prison

A Letter From A Louisiana Judge According to criminal justice sources, 95 percent of crime is committed by criminals who have already been to prison....

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.

UN Honors Chinese Company for Planting 122Mil Trees to Reward Customers for Their Eco-Friendly Habits

Since the Ant Forest program launched in 2016, it has helped to plant more than 122 million trees in the most arid parts of China.

In World’s First Telethon to Fight Climate Crisis, Denmark Raises Millions to Plant Trees

Over the course of just two and a half hours, the event raised enough money to plant 914,233 trees across the European country.

Someone Left a Note Written From the Perspective of a Retiring Utility Pole—and It’s Weirdly Heartwarming

This utility pole is set to be retired by the end of the month—so an person took it upon themselves to write the pole's goodbye letter to the community.
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College is Pairing Service-Dogs-in-Training With Stressed Students Who Could Use a Furry Friend

College can be stressful for any young adult – but one university club has been cheering anxious students with guide dogs who could use the experience.

New Research Says That Being a ‘Dog Person’ and Enjoying Puppy Perks is in Our Genetic Makeup

People may be genetically predisposed to being a dog person – and that may mean that they enjoy a number of dog-related health benefits.

Bus Transformed into Mobile Classroom Lets Thousands of Disadvantaged Kids and Adults Get Their Diplomas

Most school buses arrive to take students to class – but this bus brings the class to the students. This refurbished bus is equipped with...

Unable to Find Housing After His Historic Prison Release, Kim Kardashian Offers to Pay 5 Years of His Rent

Say what you want about Kim Kardashian, but her recent offer of assistance to a former inmate is just one more step in her campaign for justice reform.

Social Media is Melting Over Cashier’s Kindness Towards Special Needs Girl at the Supermarket – Watch

This 9-year-old girl doesn't often say “I love you” to anyone, let alone strangers – but this compassionate supermarket cashier deserved an exception.