Brazil: Using Creativity to Rehabilitate Inmates
Post on September 10, 2012, 1:00 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments
A clever judge found an intelligent and unique way to offer inmates a chance for freedom earlier than they were expecting by applying the “re-socialization” method. The alternative energy program lights a boardwalk and benefits inmates, while becoming the focal point of a movement to improve Brazil’s troubled prison system. Now, four bikes aregoing from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, charging batteries to power 10 lamps.Inmates cycle for30 to 45 minutes,rest and cycle again. The nine or 10 people in the program each spend about three hours a day generating electricity. It’s interesting, wonder how it exports.
Read Vincent Bevins’ Los Angeles Times article here:
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