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Innovative ideas from behind bars

SOME prisoners in Slovakia’s jails are spending their free time inventing. Examples of their activities are being exhibited until the end of March in Banská Bystrica at a display called What Is In Us.

SOME prisoners in Slovakia’s jails are spending their free time inventing. Examples of their activities are being exhibited until the end of March in Banská Bystrica at a display called What Is In Us.

One prisoner devoted two years to inventing new technological solutions for drying walls and masonry, and improving the internal combustion engine. The results achieved by the prisoner, who was named by public broadcaster STV as Miroslav G., caught the attention of the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic. They are now receiving so-called utility model protection, similar to patent protection.

Miroslav G. said he was able to use his knowledge as a technician and a mechanic in the isolated prison environment.

He stated that he had more time to think in prison, adding that he now believes he is pointing in the right direction.


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