I don’t think anyone is going to argue with me that prisons are dreadful places. Even if the facility is decent, you’re still locked up with hundreds of people who have violated the law, many in heinous and violent ways. There’s also too much time and too little to do — and, as the Victorians well knew, idle hands are the Devil’s playground. Apparently one Philippine prison has come up with an antidote to violent men in conflict, all with too much time on their hands. You have to see this video to believe it.
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