1st Path of Freedom Facilitator Retreat a Success

On July 21-23, 2017, 20 graduates of the 6 week introduction to the Path of Freedom curriculum of Prison Mindfulness Institute gathered at our center in Deerfield, MA (photos by Doug Jackson and Fleet Maull).   Meeting the people with whom I usually interact online, I felt...

‘You go, girl!’: Joy, tears as 19 prison inmates earn college degrees

College graduations are emotional occasions, but it would be hard to match the level of enthusiasm and joy that pervaded the gymnasium at the Washington Corrections Center for Women this month when 19 inmates received diplomas. Parents and grandparents, sons and daughters,...

Retreat is Exhilarating and. . .

Bruce Gill talks about feeling welcomed by the community and how he learned to bring curiosity to old injuries at the recent Mindfulness Facilitation Training retreat. Bruce is currently completing this Mindfulness Teacher certification at EMI.  He worked as Executive Director of...

Can Big Data Support a more Mindful Justice System?

Hundreds facilitate Prison Mindfulness Institute’s Path of Freedom curriculum in jails around the world. At the same time, we are working with professionals at all stages of the process (lawyers, judges, police, corrections officers etc.) to create a more compassionate justice...
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