Just discovered this amazing program called Fine Cell Work that teaches prisoners in the UK the basics of needlework. The results are not only beautiful patchwork bags, embroidered linens, needlepoint pillows and quilts available for sale on their website, but men and women who are given an opportunity to make something meaningful and earn money while rebuilding their lives.
Learn more about the work from a prisoners perspective through the testimonials posted on the site. Many of them are moving and provide insight on how the work changed their life. Karl's story in particular (thanks to annekata for the link) is thoughtful and reflective.