Female prisoners to knit sweaters for children in need

Prisoners at Shanghai Women's Prison will be given free wool to knit sweaters for children in need in a bid to nurture their maternal instinct and hasten rehabilitation.

Prisoners at Shanghai Women's Prison will be given free wool to knit sweaters for children in need in a bid to nurture their maternal instinct and hasten rehabilitation.

The program, a joint effort between the prison and Hengyuanxiang Group, a famous knitting and textiles company, will provide sweaters for orphans and impaired and impoverished children.

It's all part of a project initiated 13 years ago by the company and the China Children and Teenagers' Foundation to give out free wool to people who want to knit sweaters for children in need.

Recommended by the Shanghai Women's Federation to the prison, the program is expected to get female prisoners involved in social charity efforts in order to "inspire their maternal affection and hasten rehabilitation."

The prison, the only women’s prison in Shanghai, has been dedicated to offering better rehabilitation via programs involving maternal love, such as reading books and staging performances in the theme of maternal love.

Ti Gong

Free knitting wool is given to female prisoners at the program launch ceremony on Wednesday.


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