Monday, November 21, 2005

Check the Inmates

World renowned Princeton University in New Jersey, USA, has come up with an interesting idea. For the past 3 years, the university's chess club has visited the local state prison to play chess with some very mean bunch of people.

Who knows what the idea is supposed to be: community relations, just teaching prisoners the game, or just something to do? But I tell you what, if it were myself, I wouldn't go anywhere these inmates. One of them was overheard to have said to a chess player: "Make sure you lose at least one, or we're not letting you leave". Umm....scary!

From the uni's student paper, The Daily Princetonian.

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