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Paper Project adds art to inmate rehabilitation

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From model homes to detailed turtle pieces, the local prison showcased its "Paper Project Program" at the Mangilao compound.

It was all done my several of the inmates at the Department of Corrections.

Prison officials say this is part of the rehabilitation process for those serving time at the facility.

 “Day to day as they come along while they prepare their pieces they are able to talk and have discussions about certain things,” Theresa Tayama, DOC case work and counseling administrator said. “So sometimes it's just the most therapeutic thing to be sitting in a relaxed setting, engaging in a common activity and at the same time telling a story and having something you can appreciate in the end.”

The inmates say it also helps them to pass the time.

The prison plans to donate the artwork to CAHA for display.

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