I found a really interesting article on-line from July 2012. You can find the original article HERE
I have chosen the main important points to share with you guys. I want to know what your opinions are on the issues in this article and if you like the idea or not. Let me know either in the comments or on twitter and facebook. All links are in the sidebar.
Main points of the article.
- Brazil's federal corrections program was offering to slice four days off a convicts' time ( maximum of 48 days a year) for every book read, and a properly written book report submitted
- Brazil's 'Redemption through Reading' program is in effort of seeking to educate the incarcerated in an effort to give convicts a different view of the world 'outside'
- Those who participate will have four weeks to read each book and then must submit a report.
- Studies, notably in Britain, suggest and inability to read ( or a lack of access to books) may result in 'long periods of isolation with little mental stimulus [which] contributed to poor mental health and led to intense feelings of anger,frustration and anxiety.
So after reading the above points what do you think?
I think it's a great way to help with literacy which amazingly a lot of prisoners do struggle with. They never did release an approved reading list which would of been interesting. I think as long as the books were chosen well and the program was only offered to prisoners with lesser crimes.
I really would love to hear your opinions