Silas Robinson leads a Restorative Justice Circle at Solano Prison

Restorative Justice: The World I Want

In these days of increasing racial injustice and fear of “the other,” we are losing sight of what we might call civilized society. We’re witnessing the blatant denial of civil rights for black...
IMG from Bennington Magazine

Books Behind Bars

For certain classes faculty member Annabel Davis-Goff teaches, she drives 50 miles from campus, arrives an hour early, goes through a metal detector, submits her belongings for inspection, and is...
IMG from hope.edu

Hope for Restoration: Radical Hospitality and Prison Reform

The public will be able to do something that the event’s organizers cannot: attend. The conference was conceived and organized by inmates from the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in...

Funding for communities, not prisons: the promise of justice reinvestment

Bourke, New South Wales, Australia: It is a time of year when we talk about failure. Each year the Closing the Gap report is a salient reminder we are not doing enough in key areas of Indigenous...

Mindfulness training helpful in the recovery of adults addicted to stimulants

Meditation and other mindfulness strategies may reduce the likelihood of relapse for certain people struggling to break their addiction to stimulants including cocaine and methamphetamine, a UCLA...

Integrating Mindfulness Into Social Justice Education and Anti-Oppression Work

Courses that deal with oppression and diversity can greatly benefit from contemplative practices because they can help us unlearn the conditioned responses that uphold systems of oppression....

Path of Freedom Graduate Develops Mindfulness Programs for Youth & Teachers

Newly armed with a doctorate in education, Stephanie Romero, executive director of the new nonprofit Awaken Pittsburgh, is developing curriculum for mindfulness with projects in various sites in...

Prisoner Art

We recently received a letter from Justin H. in a facility in Fort Stockton, Texas requesting some books on Zen practice. He mentioned that meditation gives him “time to clear out all...
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