The Sustainable Prisons Project is a partnership of the Washington State Department of Corrections and The Evergreen State College. Their mission is to reduce the environmental, economic and human costs of prisons by training offenders and correctional staff in sustainable practices. Equally important, they bring science into prisons by helping scientists conduct ecological research and conserve biodiversity through projects with offenders, college students and community partners. Learn more at sustainableprisons.org.
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