The Tweet from a Prison Program Teaches Female Inmates New Skills

By: Katherine Pendrill - May 2, 2016
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'Tweet From a Prison' is a new initiative that aims to help female inmates learn the kinds of skills that will make their transition back to society a lot easier. While many prisons teach hands-on skills, this program is going a step further by equipping inmates with social media knowledge.

Tweet From a Prison is a program started by the Made in Carcere organization, which works with Italian women who are in prison for minor offenses. The program teaches women tactile skills such as making clothing, but also helps them learn more about social media. This includes lessons on using Instagram, Facebook and other social networking platforms. These skills are meant to help women in their professional development, as many employers are looking for applicants who are familiar with social media.

The program ultimately combines tangible and intangible skills to give female prisoners a more well-rounded education.