Dan Pacholke: How prisons can help inmates live meaningful lives

  • Published 1 year ago
  • Not Rated

Dan Pacholke is a long-time officer, and served as the administrator of the Washington State Department of Corrections. In February 2016, he resigned as a secretary of the State Corrections, hoping that the resignation meets the Republican lawmaker’s need for blood.

For more than 15 years, Pacholke has been an advocate of improving life in prison. He is the co-founder of the project Sustainability in Prisons. Unofficially, the project started in 2003, when he implemented some initiatives involving correctional staff and prisoners. Some of the activities involved recycling, organic garden, beekeeping and many more.

The goal was to support the prison’s food services, as well as lessen the financial and environmental impacts of prison facilities. In his TED talk, Pacholke talks about the beginnings of the Sustainability in Prisons project. In an era where we are concerned about sustainability, and we are trying to find new and new sources of food and energy, his idea is revolutionary.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

Crime
red onion supermax prison
youtube icon
40:19

Red Onion State Prison is the place where convicts are sent when they are difficult to manage and present disciplinary challenges. It is often viewed as the “cream of the c...

  • 329
  • 1 week ago
  • 8(1)
Crime
domestic violence documentary
youtube icon
05:26

Domestic violence is a term used for violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, including marriage and cohabitation. We’ve come a long way...

  • 284
  • 3 weeks ago
  • 10(1)
Crime
mark whitacre
youtube icon
44:57

Some people say that whistleblowers should be put on pedestals as some of the greatest martyrs mankind has to offer. They tell the truth, and some believe that is patriotic, not ...

  • 175
  • 1 month ago
  • Not Rated

One of the biggest challenges for environmental activists is taking care of plastic. We all know that plastic pollutes our soil, air, and even our ocean and sea waters.In the...

  • 136
  • 1 month ago
  • Not Rated
Avatar

3,910 Videos / 8,740,920 Views
Tags

Related Articles
Surtsey Island provides scientists with a nature laboratory they can use to explore colonization of new land by plants, ...
  • 452
  • 2 months ago
The island is located in Isla Mujeres Bay near Cancun city in Mexico. It has a three-storey house with two bedrooms, a k...
  • 851
  • 5 months ago
In 2004, Brian Kalt decided to write an article about how some states allowed for a trial in one of the two neighboring ...
  • 859
  • 6 months ago
We are all accustomed to the regular type mushrooms, the champignons mushrooms. That is just one of the many hundreds of...
  • 1,131
  • 8 months ago