8. There’s a Community Garden Program on Rikers Island
For over 100 years, farming has been an important component of the daily operations of correctional facilities in the United States, as so well portrayed in the Netflix original series, Orange is the New Black . Rikers Island is home to a GreenHouse jail-to-street program, run by The Horticultural Society and the NYC Department of Correction, which gives inmates the opportunity to work in a garden and greenhouse space. Through vocational training, environmental education and horticultural therapy, the program provides detainees with important skills to help them reintegrate into the community.