Redemption Through Reading’s Sibling Program

Earlier this month I wrote a post on Brazil’s New Program: Redemption Through Reading.

Today I learned that Redemption Through Reading is just one of many programs in Brazil’s prisons to help with overcrowding, reducing recidivism rates, and try to help inmate increase their self esteem or sense of worth.

Above is a video for an other of these programs where inmates pedal on stationary bikes to produce energy for lamps in the community’s park. Three sessions of pedaling allows the inmates to take off one day of their sentence.

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