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4:47 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

U Plans to Bring Science to Utah Prisons

Biologist Nalini Nadkarni presents a lecture on trees to prison inmates in Washington state.
Benj Drummond

The University of Utah wants to bring science and sustainability into the state’s prisons. The U is developing a project that would work with inmates on recycling, gardening, and composting among other things. It’s part of a trend toward environmental sustainability in prisons – the subject of a workshop at the university that starts Wednesday and runs through Friday. KUER’s Andrea Smardon talks to the scientist who’s working on the university’s new program, Nalini Nadkarni.

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