Mindfulness and meditation used to cut crime and reduce ‘gate fever’ in Australia

After spending up to nine months in the prison near Windsor for a variety of offences including theft, common assault, shoplifting and aggravated break and enter, the seven, nearly all of whom...

How Norway turns criminals into good neighboors

What is the point of sending someone to prison – retribution or rehabilitation? Twenty years ago, Norway moved away from a punitive “lock-up” approach and sharply cut...

Study confirms the positive effect of yoga on prison inmates

From Medical Xpress: A new study strengthens previous results on the positive effect of yoga on prison inmates. In this study, inmates’ character maturity across several dimensions...

Yoga in Jail: Hampden County program offers release in pre-release center

Dori Digenti does not know the criminal histories of her yoga students at the Hampden County Pre-Release Center. “To me, they’re participants in a yoga class,” said the founder and owne...

“The Redemption Project” with Van Jones

We just learned of a great program on CNN that focuses on Restorative Justice programs between offenders and victims. Restorative Justice is a system of criminal justice which focuses on the...

At Cook County Jail, Inmates Relax Their Minds, Bodies With Yoga

Convicted felons sentenced in Cook County Jail face day-after-day of a military type schedule. So, the jail is now offering ways for the inmates to relax their minds as well has their bodies–with...

Join us for a Book Launch Party at Windhorse Hill!

Odeon Press Invites you to the book launch party for A Book of Fields  A collection of short stories by   Stephen Billias www.stephenbillias.com Saturday, October 19, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Windhorse...

Mindfulness helps South Bay inmates reduce stress

From The Miami Times: Doing time in prison is extremely stressful. Initially, one is stripped of his individuality and given a prison number, which becomes his new identity. From there, one is...

Los Angeles chooses mental health treatment over jail

“Mental health jails” have been proposed in Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties, and elsewhere. The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted to fund the sheriff’s new mental...
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