Brazilian prisoners given novel way to reduce their sentence.

Brazil will offer inmates in its crowded federal penitentiary system a new way to shorten their sentences: a reduction of four days for every book they read.

Inmates in four federal prisons holding some of Brazil's most notorious criminals will be able to read up to 12 works of literature, philosophy, science or classics to trim a maximum 48 days off their sentence each year, the government announced.

Read more about it at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/26/prisoners-books-reduce-sentence

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