'Knitting Behind Bars': Inmates Escape Prison Life With Yarn

"I'm arrested for armed kidnapping and I love knitting." Every Thursday around dusk, a group of men, hardened criminals sentenced for a variety of violent crimes and incarcerated at the Pre-Release Unit in Jessup, Md., can be found with knitting needles in hand and balls of yarn in their laps. "I'm in for attempted murder and I'm knitting a small hat for a kid," one inmate said. Lynn Zwerling and Sheila Rovelstad started the "Knitting Behind Bars" program at Jessup two years ago. In that...Full Story
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