Green Prisons program on KCTS 9

November 3, 2010

It began as a small project to involve prison inmates in environmental research, but has turned into a set of major green innovations in several of our state's prisons. On the next episode of KCTS 9 Connects, The Sustainable Prisons Project.

The Sustainable Prisons Project.

Started by Evergreen State College professor Nalini Nadkarni, the program offers classes and lectures about sustainability to inmates. The program, which started at Cedar Creek Correctional Facility, has now expanded to three other prisons as well, including McNeil Island, Stafford Creek, and the Purdy women's prison. The broadcast will note how it's offering inmates a unique chance at rehabilitation, and helping our prisons save money and become more sustainable at the same time.