This is such a cool story - check out the 20 minute documentary on what seems to be a great idea for prisons to mimic - in the Journeyman documentary: "Jail House Rock"
There's so much garbage going on in this world, when you see something great like this and it give you a tiny shard of hope. Imagine if we could find a way to remind people that tossing away lives for drug use and petty criminality is ridiculous. Compared to the criminality of Iraq, your average prisoner has more moral standing than the majority of western "leaders". Abuse of the legal system by the upper class to fictitiously safeguard anyone must end. Let's throw the fascist pigs in jail and then teach the soft-core criminals how to dance and let those who can be redeemed go free.
Peace Out. Dan F.