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August 03, 2015
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Blooms Behind Bars: Making Prisons More Humane

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Don Vass, left, and Walter Labord harvest vegetables at the Eastern Correctional Institution, one of 200 correctional facilities with gardens.

A green revolution is sprouting behind the nation’s prison walls, as more nonprofits work to make sure prisoners return to society healthier, more peaceful, and more productive.

Inmates care for fruits, vegetables, and flowers in gardens at as many...

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