Sunday, 4 August 2013

Brazilian Prisoners Knitting

I've just read this news story about Brazilian prisoners working for designer Raquel Guimares, knitting pieces for sale across Brazil and even exported to the US and Japan.  I think it's a fantastic idea, the prisoners receive 75% of the minimum wage for their work and 25% of what they earn is put aside for their release. 

They also get one day taken from their sentence for every three days of knitting.  These men are being taught a skill, they're given something that will give them satisfaction to complete and they are able to earn money for when they finish their sentences.  

Brill.  More of this sort of thing!

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