Green Prison Reform - January 21, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A remarkable program is teaching local prison inmates about sustainability, and turning our prisons “green.”

About the Episode

About the Episode It started as a project to have inmates at Cedar Creek prison (Littlerock, Washington) grow moss, but now the Sustainable Prisons Project has expanded to four Washington state prisons – teaching inmates about sustainability, and helping prisons implement sustainable practices that save money. In this follow-up to a story we first brought you in 2010, Producer Lesley McClurg goes inside the women’s prison in Purdy, where the program is helping local inmates turn their lives around behind bars.

Chapter 1: Green Prison Reform

Chapter 2: Merchant Marines

Chapter 3: Seattle's Trail of Trash

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