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Brazilian Inmates Read Their Way Out Of Jail

3 years agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

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 Via Reuters 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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