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#1 Old 03-26-2012, 11:38 PM
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Upon arrival, new inmates attended an orientation where they received two clear choices. They could live on one side of the prison which operated using the standard California Department of Corrections (CDC) guidelines and food menus; or, they could live on the side of the prison operated under the NEWSTART program which included a vegan diet, bible studies, job training and anger management.

In a video-taped interview obtained by Vegetarian Spotlight, Victor Valley nutrition services coordinator Julianne Aranda explains that what we eat not only affects us physically, but it affects our mental attitude, our aggressiveness and our ability to make good decisions. In interview after interview it was clear that the NEWSTART program staff was in agreement that the mind and body must be cleaned up in order for the inmates to achieve positive behavioral changes.

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Awesome!

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That's impressive

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#4 Old 03-27-2012, 02:50 AM
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Cool article!

Particularly cool that Moorlands saw a value in both bible studies and a vegan diet.

Just a wild guess, and purely for fun, I wouldnt mind betting that versions of that story with varying themes are to be found elsewhere ..

Meat Eaters Gazette: Vegan diet proven only usefull as cruel and unusual punishment for criminals.

Landover Baptists Weekly: God hates prisoners reformed by fag enablers diet.
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Very interesting article.

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sounds decent except for the "bible studies" if they are mandatory or even "recommended" then they need to GTFO

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sounds decent except for the "bible studies" if they are mandatory or even "recommended" then they need to GTFO

Yea I love the idea except for bible studies, I think it should consist of studying ethics and morals rather than teaching an inmate that things are wrong because god said so.

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sounds decent except for the "bible studies" if they are mandatory or even "recommended" then they need to GTFO

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Yea I love the idea except for bible studies, I think it should consist of studying ethics and morals rather than teaching an inmate that things are wrong because god said so.

Agreed.
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That sounds like a good scheme. The anger management is probably helping to transform the attitudes of the prisoners.
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im also hoping the anger management is targeted to prisoners determined to need or want it rather than a universal requirement, im not a fan of forcing people into psychological therapy for no reason.

all in all the vegan meals are great and may also help save the state money (thats how to sell it to conservatives). Would love to see a sample menu.

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theres no doubt that what we eat affects us physically, but thinking that a vegan diet can fix the problem of aggression is kinda loopy to me. the behavioural therapy woulda done it.

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Sad that the prison closed even though it was wildly successful. Less than 2% recidivism rate in a system where 95% is the norm? Wow! Interesting that 85% of inmates chose the side of the prison with the vegan diet and other programs vs the normal prison life.

ETA This vegan wants vegan food in prison and is being denied it. http://supportmanuel.com/2012/03/15/update-from-manuel/
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sounds decent except for the "bible studies" if they are mandatory or even "recommended" then they need to GTFO

GTFO indeed!
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