Book-Reading Prisoners Get Sentences Shortened

Jul 10, 2012 Full story: NBC Connecticut

Donated books will be used by selected inmates in Brazil to shave almost 50 days a year off their prison sentences.

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“Jody”

Since: Apr 09

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#1 Jul 10, 2012
If it takes an entire month for a prisoner to read one book and write a report they need more than reading comprehension. What else is there to do 24/7. If you like to read you're going to consume the entire library without encouragement, if one doesn't like to read I doubt if 50 days a year will buy one to do so. I had a man sentenced to get a GED tell me he'd rather dig a ditch in the hot sun than read a book.

“South Louisiana”

Since: Mar 11

very small

#2 Jul 10, 2012
No problem as long as it's playboy & penthouse. lmao
Dr Stinko

Hampton, VA

#3 Jul 10, 2012
Can get more if the books are on ways to break out.

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