16 Apr '18, 2pm

Rehabilitation Through Coffee At Heilige Boontjes In Rotterdam

Rehabilitation Through Coffee At Heilige Boontjes In Rotterdam

Imagine being convicted of a crime, sent to jail, serving your sentence, and then being released back into the world to find work. Would you take a job in a former police station, with holding cells intact and graffiti of past detainees still etched on the steel doors? This is the scenario some Rotterdam residents are finding themselves in. Whether you call it an ironic twist of fate, dark comedy, or proof of Northern Europe’s cool-headed, constructive criminal justice system, this social enterprise is called Heilige Boontjes . Locals can appreciate the double meaning: heilige boontjes is the Dutch expression for “goody two shoes” and translates to “holy beans.”

Full article: http://sprudge.com/social-enterprise-heilige-boontjes-off...

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