conrad defiebre offers a nice story on crafty inmate quilters in monday's strib.
i've known female prisoners to take great pride in such work, particularly when their products are donated for a good cause. nevertheless, this is the first i've heard about male participants. one young st. cloud inmate explains the attraction:
it's quiet, it's mellow, and the stuff is donated to some people who need it.
hallelujah. and nobody's stolen any scissors or needles yet, either. the registration-required site offers a fine slideshow with audio.