Courtesy of Maki International
Julia Mendez is serving a four-year sentence for drug smuggling.
Made in Ayacucho Prison
For this soccer ball design, the women didn't need a pattern: "They are all very familiar with the game!" says Kolodny.
The women knit what they know, so stuffed mice, turtles, and monkeys are common. Teddy bears are not.
These adorable socks are knit by inmate Zenobia Mieses when she's not busy serving customers at her concession stand in the prison yard.
Other "Helping Hands"
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