Monday, April 23, 2012

Sleeping Mats for the Homeless

Here's a great way to recycle plastic bags and help the homeless.

These sleeping mats are made from PLARN - that's a made-up word meaning plastic yarn. They are waterproof, cushioned, easy to carry, AND easys to make. Mats measure 3 ft. by 6ft. and take about 500 bags to make. You just cut the bags, knot them together and crochet the mat. Here's a video showing how. ENJOY.


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Thursday, April 5, 2012


A 2012 public opinion study on Sentencing and Corrections Policies in America shows:

1.      American voters believe too many people are in prison and the nation spends too much on imprisonment.

2.      Voters overwhelmingly support a variety of policy changes that shift non-violent offenders from prison to more effective, less expensive alternatives.

3.      Support for sentencing and corrections reforms (including reduced prison terms) is strong across political parties, regions, age, gender, and racial/ethnic groups.

Read the whole study here: 

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