SAN QUENTIN, Calif. — Last week, more than 200 prisoners at California’s notorious San Quentin State Prison turned out for a “green jobs” fair. The soon-to-be-released felons were greeted by representatives from several nonprofit groups and training programs, all offering advice and information about the ecologically friendly employment opportunities that supposedly await the men beyond the prison’s gates.
The event was sponsored by the California Reentry Program, a social service agency that works with prisoners who are about to re-enter the outside world. While we applaud those who are attempting to assist such convicts, this skeptic believes that teasing these men with environmentally sustainable career options is pure folly.
One of the more prominent eco-orgs present at the jobs fair was Planting Justice. According to their pamphlets, this Oakland-based group is dedicated to “food justice, economic justice, and sustainable local food systems.”
Read the entire article, by Brian Sussman, posted at Human Events.
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