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Program helps inmates learn a trade, pay back community

Brands, Sandra
June 4, 2015

Source: (1996) Minnesota: Shakopee Valley News.

At the Minnesota Correctional Facility for Women in Shakopee, the inmates engage in a number of restorative justice programs. One lets the women learn technical skills and earn credits from a nearby college. Then they use those skills to complete projects that benefit the whole community. Learning skills makes their time in prison productive and aids reentry into society.


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