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September 22, 2005

Made in Jail

Italian convicts find a way to contribute to the dolce vita from behind bars through Made in Jail, a prison fashion co-op. A most sensible idea. Vado per la limosina per fare carita.

Prisoners have long produced such things as olive oil. But the fashion trend has taken off only recently, with Made in Jail inspiring prisons across Italy to offer courses in fashion design. It's part of a growing effort to reduce recidivism by giving convicts real-life experience, as well as a path to a paying job, before they're released.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 22, 2005 08:33 AM

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