Prison Yoga: Serving the Vanderburgh County Correctional Center, Indiana

Rob: What originally motivated you to teach yoga at the Vanderburgh County Correctional Center (VCCC)? My goal has always been to introduce yoga to more men! Most of the time I’m the only male in...

First 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...

Maintaining Balance to Protect Against Correctional Stress

Are you a human being, or a human doing? That question was at the heart of a workshop on stress, mindfulness and work–life balance presented at the Spring Conference on Correctional Health Care...

‘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...

Restaurants Can Be a Lifeline for the Formerly Incarcerated — and Vice Versa

These programs keep people out of prison and in the kitchen. I didn’t picture it like this,” says Darwin Hailey of his life after prison. Hailey is the executive sous chef at Edwins, a French...

Yoga Helping Inmates Transcend Jail Cells

An ancient spiritual practice is helping rehabilitate men and women at the Santa Barbara County Jail. Prison Yoga Santa Barbara (PYSB) invites inmates to practice yoga, meditation and mindfulness...

Yoga Classes Help Rehabilitate McCormick Inmates

Past the razor-wired fences, the pat-downs and metal detector, through locked doors operated by uniformed officers behind reinforced glass, McCormick Correctional Institution’s inmates balanced...

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...

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,...
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