Prisoners CrochetBy Rachel Choi – 10 Comments
|Snyder County Prison in PA has a new program where inmates can crochet blankets for charity! I’ve never been to a prison before, but I was so glad to read an article about it today. The prisoners crocheted about 18 blankets so far and donated them to local hospitals.
This rehab program has become a huge success as it “shows them there are good things that can be done for other people that doesn’t take a whole lot of time or money. There are learning to cooperate, take directions and learn responsibility.”
According to staff in the prison, there has been a positive change in the inmates. They are becoming more relaxed and respectful. One inmate even said that they often think about the families that they will be touching with the blankets they make.
I’m so glad that the inmates have a chance to do something great even if they are in prison. I hope that other prisons have this program as well!