Knitting Behind Bars
01/14/2012
Bus 52

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‘Listen, if I can do it, then anyone can do it.'

Every Thursday at five o'clock, you can find Lynn Zwerling and Sheila Rovelstad, needles in hand, providing encouragement and guidance to diligent pupils working on hats or sweaters.

As students and teachers settle into the quiet hum of the knitting circle, a cloud of relaxed calm falls across the group. Lynn and Sheila's knitting class is like many others across the country. Except theirs takes place in prison and their students are inmates.