Word Ways


Mike Morton


Some politicians have proposed that prisoners need to have jobs and improve their literacy skills. In a pilot project, prisoners went back to their traditional job of making license plates. To meet the educational goals of the program, prisoners had to look up the capital city of each of the fifty U.S. states and five territories, and make plates with the capital's name instead of the usual slogan. For instance, they were supposed to replace ALOHA STATE with HONOLULU, HAWAII.