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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

The Power of a Good Book

It's hardly startling news that reading is a powerful force for good. After all, a well written book encourages you to think about things differently, to consider topics from another perspective, to ask 'what if?'.
The Brazilian prison service is offering a great incentive for its inmates to turn to reading. They are offering to reduce prison sentences for every book a convict reads, cutting four days from their stretch for each one, up to a maximum of twelve books.
Brazil Prison Reading Programme
I think it could be a great idea, as long as the likes of 'The Great Escape', 'Birdman of Alcatraz' or 'Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption' don't feature on the reading list!

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