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Men Knitting? Watch this Inspiring Prison Education Program!

posted by Dave Halliday

"Knitting Behind Bars" Co-Founder Lynn Zwerling

As soon as they walk in the door, the students make a beeline for their knitting projects.  Once they start knitting a pleasant calm falls over the room as the students settle into their work.

These results would speak for themselves in any institution, but when the students are minimum security prisoners–and male prisoners at that–the life changing impact is nothing short of inspiring.  In fact, they now have prisoners putting peer pressure on other prisoners to go to knitting class!!  Watch as co-founders Lynn Zwerling and Sheila Rovelstad recount their 5-year journey to making “Knitting Behind Bars” a reality:

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john .

posted May 23, 2012 at 3:44 pm


Male prisoners knitting, brilliant. I come from scotland, and when I was a younster at primary school, the boys were taught to knit as well as the girls. It allows one to focus and calms the mind. Keep up the good work. Regards, John. ps–that was over 60 years ago.



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