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Fringe Projects #1: Prison Reform

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Fringe Projects #1: Prison Reform

The prison system is probably not something most of us spend much time thinking about. Whenever the penitentiary system does come up in conversation, it usually relates to negative aspects such as drugs, gangs, mental health issues, and abuse.  But a well-functioning rehabilitation system is crucial to the success of any stable society.  It stands to reason that the area would be prime for social innovation, and indeed there are many innovative ideas being proposed for prisons around the world.

 

First up, Puppies Behind Bars.

  • This project, started in New York in 1997, is based on the idea that inmates ...

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