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Connecting Prisons With Nature

Video: Can prisons save money and the environment while changing lives?

Connecting Prisons with Nature from Benjamin Drummond / Sara Joy Steele on Vimeo.

Connecting Prisons with Nature video stillThe 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.

Benjamin Drummond and Sara Joy Steele are a documentary team that specializes in multimedia stories about people, nature, and climate change. For the last decade they've helped nonprofits, media organizations and other clients tell important stories through photography, new media and web design. Their personal project, Facing Climate Change, tells the story of global change through local people. Benj and Sara are based in Washington State. Learn more about their work at


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