According to the American Bar Association, correctional authorities must provide incarcerated populations with daily opportunities for significant out-of-cell time for recreation. From chess and gardening to fantasy football to gardening, people engage in many hobbies and recreational activities inside prisons.
Similarly, sports are a popular pastime inside corrections facilities. Concord Reformatory in Concord, Mass., was the first correctional institution to formally institute an organized sports program in 1886. It became more widespread amongst U.S. prisons in the first half of the 20th century, and by 1981, approximately 50% of the institutions provided some form of sports activity such as basketball, softball, volleyball and weight training. These are stories about hobbies and organized sports inside prison.
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