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Sustainable Prisons Project, Part One

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Inmates at Stafford Creek who’ve been cleared on good behavior can work in the prison’s recycling center. (Photo by Sadie Babits)

Some industries and businesses have been greening up their operations to save money. Now, another big industry is getting into the act – American prisons. California has announced 16 new green energy projects at prisons that they say will save millions. And prisons in Indiana, Virginia, and Nevada are installing solar panels and wind turbines. But, as Sadie Babits reports, the state of Washington is taking their green program a few steps further:

The Sustainable Prisons Project

An article on the program

Part Two of this series

Producer: Sadie Babits
Release Date: October 6, 2009
Running Time: 3:22

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