Prisons go green, using alternative energy and recycling to save energy and money

The Associated Press has an interesting article describing the ways that prisons are using alternative energy and recycling to save money and energy. For example, at the Cedar Creek Corrections Center in Washington State, convicted murderer Robert Knowles has helped grow 8,000 pounds of organic vegetables this year.  In Indiana, water boilers that run on waste wood chips were installed, and a wind turbine was built at one prison that generates about 10 kilowatts an hour and saves $2,280 per year in electricity costs.   At Ironwood State Prison in Blythe, California, solar panels were installed at one prison – enough to send electricity back into the grid and power about 4,100 homes per year.

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