Prison Farming



We think its great news that several Tennessee Prisons are choosing to Go Green, and Live Green Tennessee recently visited Sergeant Doug Griffith of the Tennessee Department of Corrections. Griffith explained a recycling program that turns leftover food from five prisons into rich, fertile mulch thats then used on a 100-acre kitchen garden. The inmates working the farm save the prison system—and you, the taxpayer—money... But more important is the responsibility, the fresh air, and the opportunity to learn practical, employable and life-long skills to help trustees adjust to life upon release.