Support Prison Mindfulness on #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving, is fast approaching! Two weeks from now, 11/27/2018, we will be participating in #GivingTuesday. Giving Tuesday is a wonderful opportunity to give back to...

Writing to prisoners unlocks more than you would think

Eight years ago, I saw a job ad on a local website. A small charity was looking for a PR officer. The ad was brief, but it struck me as sweet. In it, they said that through yoga and meditation,...

Path of Freedom – Recent Quotes from the Field

From a recent class at Rhode Island Womens’ Medium on Change: ” I am beginning to understand the good that comes from being quiet for awhile each day or at different times throughout...

A Formerly Incarcerated Woman Launches The First Ever Newspaper Startup For Prisons

Tracy Brumfield, founder of Rise Up News (Rise), has proven that the underdog can win. Rise is a first-of-a-kind newspaper that is distributed in local jails. Rise seeks to reduce recidivism by...

With no access to work crews, yoga may help female inmates stay calm

With a panic button a feet away and constant video surveillance, yoga instructor Nancy Lumpkin walked amid seven barefoot women, all of them Deschutes County jail inmates, and led them through a...

Path of Freedom – Recent Quotes From the Field

Here are some quotes from recent Path of Freedom Courses: From a class at Rhode Island Mens’ Medium on Transforming Pain: “I used to try to block my thoughts but you’re right,...

Connecticut’s Cheshire Correctional Institution participates in livestream prison reform conference

Cheshire — Standing inside a century-old maximum security prison auditorium as cameras live-streamed a conference on Connecticut’s prison system reforms Wednesday, Corrections Commissioner Scott...

Vermont inmates heal through yoga

Google “benefits of yoga” on the internet, and dozens of studies pop up.  It helps people sleep better.  It is a natural de-stressor.  It calms the body and mind.  These affects hold...

How to make prisons more humane

Karianne Jackson was working for the North Dakota prison system in 2015 when a trip to Norway changed her life. There, she saw a prison with no bars and no uniformed guards. Instead, prisoners...
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