I see a lot of articles about prisoners playing chess, but this one is a little different.

Benecard Insurance Services sponsors the competition which pits expert chess players from Princeton University against serious convicts, including killers and rapists, in prison in Trenton, NJ. The students typically play at a disadvantage, taking on several prisoners at the same time.

Benecard also gives its employees lots of chess time, with the company claiming that the game is “conductive to a business environment.” (source)

Chess competition in prison