Only in Europe. The U.S. is too regressive to catch onto something so progressive as teaching inmates skills and trades to reincorporate them back into society as contributors.
"A model displays a creation during a fashion show in San Vittore prison in Milan, May 14, 2008. A group of fashion designers have created a local cooperative called 'Sartoria San Vittore' to help prisoners learn job skills. Female inmates have learned tailoring skills from cooperative members and have made costumes for theatre and television." - Reuters
After leaving a cushy fashion job in New York, I spent 2011 in a peripatetic blur, living out of a suitcase, traveling from coast to coast, and continent to continent. I fell in love on New Year's Day and eloped on Labor Day. I never thought I'd be married, but nothing surprises me anymore. After nine months of wayfaring, I finally settled down in Portland. This blogs chronicles a new, possibly more settled, era of my life, and my dreams of travel and grad school.