Can prison gardens help solve the problem of mass incarceration?

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Can prison gardens help solve the problem of mass incarceration?

Inmates carry boxes of supplies to the Correctional Institute



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Story

People work in the garden at the correctional institute



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Mental health in American prisons

Inmates harvest and pack cabbage in the garden



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Benefits for the community

Peppers Picked at Berks County Jail



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Benefits for inmates

An inmate consults gardening books at the organic garden at Boulder County Jail



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Concerns, gaps, discussion

Inmates tend to garden in Berks County Jail


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