The majority of children children spend an hour or less outside per day. Prisoners, on the other hand, spend two hours a day outside. That's the fantastic insight of this spot. To prisoners, fresh air and sunshine is everything and when they interview a prisoner who says his wish is that he could go outside with his kids and play it's just heartbreaking. So what if your clothes get dirty. There's Persil.
Still, I can't help but think there's a hell of a big difference between prisoners not being allowed to go outside because, say they were sentences to twenty years for first degree murder, and kids not going outside because they are lazy and want play Minecraft and eat junk food. And let's be honest, if we're talking the western world here, that's the larger issue.
But wow, what an insight, I won't take that away from them. I could also see this campaign having a solid extension as a prisoner rehabilitation program (for those who are in for, shall we say, light offenses) who teach kids of the importance of fresh air and exercise. Sort of a Scared Straight for playground set. "Don't be like me! I can't get on the monkey bars whenever I want to. I gotta stay in this box 22 hours a day."
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