The Sustainable Prisons Project in Washington state trains inmates and correctional staff in sustainable environmental practices to reduce the ecological, economic, and human costs of prisons. The project is a partnership between the Washington State Department of Corrections and The Evergreen State College.
Photographed, recorded and produced by Benjamin Drummond and Sara Joy Steele, June 2009.
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