INFOGRAPHIC: Taking Care of the Environment from Behind Bars
100-PO018 (R 4/2018)
Hundreds of inmates lead environmental conservation projects in all 12 of Washington's Correctional facilities through the Sustainability in Prisons Project. Check out some of their accomplishments!
In Fiscal Year 2017:
- 38 beehives maintained by inmate beekeepers to aid honeybee conservation
- 574 shelter pets adopted or trained as service animals
- 699 cords of firewood given to organizations supporting low-income families
- 780 wheelchairs restored and given to people with disabilities in developing countries
- 2,570 vocational hours tracked
- 1,180 attendess in sustainability workshop series
- 5,333 computers refurbished and donated to schools
- 65% waters savings by installing efficient valves in facility plumbing
- 491,991 pounds of produce grown and given to local food banks
- Sustainability in Prisons Project Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2017
The Sustainability in Prions Project is a partnership with the Washington State Department of Corrections and The Evergreen State College. Its mission is to bring science, environmental education and nature into prisons.