Brazil now offers inmates in its crowded prison system a novel way to shorten their sentences – cutting four days for every book they read.
Inmates in four federal prisons holding some of Brazil’s most notorious criminals will be able to read up to 12 works of literature, philosophy, science or classics to trim a maximum 48 days off their sentence each year, the government announced.
Prisoners will have up to four weeks to read each book and write an essay which must “make correct use of paragraphs, be free of corrections, use margins and legible joined-up writing,” said the notice published on Monday in the official gazette.
So ex-cons become not just literate but smarter. Very nobel idea! Can we adopt this in nigeria?