Better Living in Prisons

Since my weekend in jail learning all about nonviolent communication, I’ve been writing quite a bit about behavioral programs that improve the lives of inmates. The Better Living Incentive Program at Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina is another such program; it allows inmates with clean prison records to access art and music education, beekeeping and barbering courses, and a compassion-oriented program where they work with rescue dogs. The Better Living Incentive Program, according to founder and warden, Michael McCall, is intended to prepare inmates for transition back into society. Clearly, there’s room for more sensible and thoughtful programs like this!

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