The tables below provides a brief overview and highlights of  SPP-type programs outside of Washington State. The table does not include several well-established corrections programs that developed independent of SPP, and are regarded as valuable allies in bringing nature and environmental education programs into corrections facilities.

In Ohio, a state of the art aquoponics facility raising trout as animal feed for a partner zoo.

Organization Sustainability/environmental programs or interest State Country
SPP-Oregon: Oregon Department of Corrections, Institute for Applied Ecology, and others Programs in all adult and youth facilities: well established conservation, gardening, and reclaimed materials programs Oregon United States
Sustainable Jails Project, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Well established sustainable operations; nature imagery enhancements Oregon United States
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Well established sustainability programs in all facilities, Roots of Success (environmental curriculum) established in most, partnerships with zoos and wildlife shelters to grow animal feed and care for hurt animals Ohio United States
Maryland Green Prisons Initiative: Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Food and flower gardens in multiple facilities, several pet programs, honeybee programs Maryland United States
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office Farm, recycling, and bee classes, 50-100 acres cultivated California United States
The Sustainability Project, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Landscape program in both jails, classroom and praticum, well established sustainable operations and resource savings, lawn conversion California United States
Initiative to bring Science Programs to the Incarcerated (INSPIRE), University of Utah Monthly lecture series at prison, jails, and youth facilities, conservation programs, nature imagery program development Utah United States
SPP-Tasmania Sustainable operations and education programs Tasmania Australia
Ministry of Justice Estates Cluster Plans and programs protecting the property’s native flora and fauna England and Wales
Interstate Initiatives Sustainability/environmental programs or interest State Country
Sagebrush in Prisons ProjectInstitute for Applied Ecology Conservation nurseries in 6 western states; thriving program in 20177; funding in question for 2018 Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Nevada, Utah, and Montana United States
Nature Imagery in Prisons Project Therapeutic nature imagery (usually video) in maximum security and other corrections residences, and/or in classrooms and staff rooms Alaska, Nebraska, Florida, Oregon, Wisconsin, Utah, and Washington United States
Astrobiology for the Incarcerated, NASA, SPP-WA, INSPIRE Astrobiology lectures and workshops Utah, Washington, Ohio United States
Institute for Human Animal Connection, University of Denver Studying impacts of pet programs in prisons Colorado, Washington United States
Significant/recent program development Sustainability/environmental programs or interest State Country
Travis County Corrections Developing new programs Texas United States
Sheriff’s office, Alachua County Developing new programs Florida United States
Bureau of Land Management, Institute for Applied Ecology Developing new programs New Mexico United States
Department of Geology Southern Illinois University Carbondale Developing similar programs Illinois United States
Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women Adding gardens and greenhouses Virginia United States
Secure Custody Instructor, North Fraser Pretrial Centre Worm composting, following WA Corrections, MCC model British Columbia Canada
Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Developing an arboriculture program Pennsylvania  United States
Freelance journalist & author, consultant at Shimane Asahi Rehabilitation Program Ctr Interested in SPP programs in their area Developing similar programs, enhancing existing programs Japan
Facility Management Services, CO DOC 6 statewide reduction goals; want to initiate SPP model programs Colarado  United States

 

Healing garden designed and installed by incarcerated landscaping students in Santa Clara County. Screen shot from video by Jose Morales.