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As part of a controversial new arts program at a Scottish prison, young inmates will be taught how to spray paint. Opponents of the pilot project are billing it as “state-sponsored vandalism,” but for ELPH, the graffiti writer from Edinburgh who runs the workshops, it’s a great way for the young offenders to reflect on their actions through self-expression. Plus, it’s not like he’s teaching them how to make shanks or smuggle drugs. “There’s a lot worse things you can learn in prison than doing graffiti,” said the noted vandal. |Daily Record|

Photo via ELPH