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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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Green Prisons Farm, Recycle to Save Energy, Money

Inmates of the minimum-security facility, 25 miles from Olympia, the state capital, raise bees, grow organic tomatoes and lettuce, compost 100 percent of food...
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CNN to Give $100,000 to ‘Hero’ on Holiday Special

This year's Top 10 CNN Heroes were announced last week. Each will receive $25,000 and be honored during a televised All-Star Tribute airing on...
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Service Dog Helps Soldier With Post Traumatic Stress (Video)

As one soldier deals with the trauma of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, he's finding the treatment he needs from an unlikely source -- a...
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2008 American Government Innovation Awards

Sweeping the honors for this year’s Innovations in American Government Awards are three states: Missouri, for its successful approach to rehabilitating juvenile offenders; North...
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Trying New Approaches on Teen Offenders

States facing packed prisons are looking to treatment-oriented solutions like Missouri's, "where teen offenders are viewed not just as inmates but as works in...
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Idaho Rehabilitates Scorched Land From Wildfires

A year after the devastation from Idaho’s worst wildfire, Governor Otter has drummed up support for a statewide, citizen-led volunteer effort to rehabilitate torched...

Prison Yard Dance Routines a Hit on YouTube (Video) UPDATED

In the exercise yard of a Philippine Detention Center crowds of inmates in identical orange jumpsuits perform precision dance routines to Michael Jackson's "Thriller...
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New 2007 Laws Protect Consumers from ID Theft and Citizens’ Rights

State Lawmakers have been busy and their new laws for 2007 are mostly good news for consumers, common citizens and people struggling to make...
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Prisoners Rehabilitate Death-Row Dogs

Having dogs in prison helps reduce violence among inmates. It's like therapy for the men, especially when they're given the job of training homeless...
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Convict Mends Life Stitching Artwork While in Prison

The most inspirational stories to me are convicts who transform themselves with some activity or study while in prison. GNN has featured inmates whose...
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Maximum-Security Prisoners Knit for Needy Children

In New York's maximum-security prison in Auburn, inmates from the prison chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America spent their free time making Christmas gifts...
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Toastmaster Convicts Travel To Schools

Success is inevitable for one Toastmasters club formed in prison because the inmates, who create and maintain the club, support and nurture each other...