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Omnifarious

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Inmates in a Brazil prison shorten their sentences by writing book reviews

Carambaia then began donating a wide variety of books to the prison. That book club helped the inmates develop their analytical and communication skills. And out of that came a surprising insight: prison inmates read 9 times more books than civilians. So together with the National Justice Council, the Carambaia publishing house created a program called The Prison Reviews.

The publisher did something that had never been done before—they turned prisoners into book critics. Because the inmates were passionate readers, they were encouraged to write book reviews. They were given 30 days to read a book, then submit a review to be evaluated by a committee.
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Each well-written review would shave four days off an inmate's sentence. It fuelled the inmates' passion for reading, it gave them dignity, it gave them hope and it showed the outside world that marginalized people have a voice.

As someone said, the Prison Reviews project allowed inmates to re-write their destiny.

 

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Netflix.com was launched 25 years ago on April 14, 1998. This is what the website looked like in August 1999.

 

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melchi

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I learned that when Moldova became a soviet block state they forced the populous to abandon the Latin alphabet they used and switch to the Cyrillic alphabet.

It is kinda interesting because it is like the same kind of thing with East / West germany happened with Romania / Moldova.
 
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