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How Knitting Behind Bars Transformed Maryland Convicts

Knitting

First Posted: 12/04/2011 10:52 am Updated: 12/04/2011 10:52 am

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In late 2009, Lynn Zwerling stood in front of 600 male prisoners at the Pre-Release Unit in Jessup, Maryland. “Who wants to knit?” she asked the burly crowd. They looked at her like she was crazy.

Yet almost two years later, Zwerling and her associates have taught more than 100 prisoners to knit, while dozens more are on a waiting list to take her weekly class.

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Filed by Eleanor Goldberg  |