A small group of inmates at the Licking, Missouri prison spend their days making intricately designed quilts for charity. The group, which relies entirely on donations, is working on an ambitious project: sewing personalized quilts for every foster child in Texas County. The quilting program offers the men a temporary escape from the prison world and a chance to engage with the community, said case manager Joe Satterfield at the prison. "You can see a change in their attitude. A light flips on like, 'Oh this is a new avenue. I can actually be part of something,'" said Satterfield, who runs the program. The project hinges on the concept of restorative justice, which emphasizes community-building and rehabilitation over punitive measures.

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