Brazil's new Redemption Through Reading program allows inmates in four federal prisons to knock up to 48 days a year off their sentences by reading books and writing book reports.
News by Kimberly Turner
Four overcrowded federal prisons in Brazil are offering an interesting option to select prisoners: Read and write essays on works of literature, philosophy, and science to reduce their sentences by four days for every book completed.
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Brazilian prisoners are now able to shorten their sentences by reading books and writing essays about them. …four days less for every book they read. Inmates in four federal prisons holding some of Brazil’s most notorious criminals... Read Post