Crocheting Prisoners

So, this popped up on my Facebook feed today. A group of inmates in Kyle, Texas are crocheting stuffed animals for children this Christmas. Read about it here:

http://abc13.com/society/texas-inmates-crochet-stuffed-animals-for-kids-/1671745/

I fell in love with this. Instead of using their time in this correctional facility causing more problems and wasting our tax money, they are using their time to better themselves, learn a new hobby and think about why they are there and what they need to do to never go back. I think a lot of places should take this as an example.

Art therapy has always been a great way to channel emotions. Why not use crochet and knitting in a similar way. It requires concentration, however, it also is very zen in the way it allows you to think clearly about other things.

I just saw this and thought it would be interesting to share.

What do you think about this?

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