Prison agricultural skills

Prison agricultural skills

Nancy Stearns Theiss

The Courier Journal

It was Roosevelt’s goal to create prisons that would give inmates opportunities to build skills that would help them with employment after their release. These skills would include agricultural skills where inmates would grow, harvest and prepare their own food supply. This ideal aligned with the national trend as World War II progressed that encouraged families and communities to grow their own Victory Garden while saving processed foods to feed the six million soldiers sent abroad.

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