Prisoners at the Scotland Correctional Institution in Laurinburg, North Carolina are dedicating their remaining prison time to transcribing books into braille for blind students and adults, WFMY news reports.
Teachers and crisis centers in Wyoming, Connecticut, Colorado, and North Carolina have requested the books. They require a team of six translators to complete because many of the books are educational texts on science, math, and music.
Among the prisoners in the program, the recidivism rate is 3 percent or less. It takes dedication to learn Braille, and once they leave prison, they have a skill that's in high demand.
As one inmate put it, “With the braille, I feel like every time I’m working, some kid is going to get that book and learn from it.”
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