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Rome's green-fingered inmates clean up the city's parks and gardens
By thelocal.it
Published: 07/11/2018

It's 7:30 am at Rome's Rebibbia prison as inmates pile into a minibus headed for a day of freedom -- and a taste of life after incarceration.

Some of the many green spaces in the Italian capital are now in the hands of prisoners under a new scheme that drafts them in to maintain or spruce up gardens and parks.

The initiative, a joint project of the city and justice ministry, aims to smooth prisoners' reintegration into society once they have served their terms.

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