Kale, Not Jail: Urban Farming Nonprofit Helps Ex-Cons Re-enter Society

Even by the standards of the Bay Area, where sourcing local, organic chicken feed is seen as something of a political act, the spectacle of 30,000 fruit and nut trees being tended by formerly...

Can prison yoga help tackle reoffending?

Two-thirds of released US prisoners end up back in a cell within three years. The Prison Yoga Project, which operates in over 30 states and seven countries, believes practising yoga can help stop...

There’s a war on books in prisons. It needs to end.

Educating prisoners is one of the simplest and most cost-effective interventions to implement in confinement settings, and it can have a huge payoff. Incarcerated adults have significantly lower...

Crossing Divides: Kenya jail’s ‘mindful’ scheme aims to bring sides closer

Kenya’s prisons are hotbeds of violence. But could an experiment with mindfulness bring inmates closer to their hated guards, asks BBC Africa’s Mercy Juma. The prison gate stands some...

Japanese prison launches ‘mindfulness’ meditation to calm inmates

MAEBASHI — A prison here has introduced “mindfulness” meditation in an attempt to help inmates control their emotions. The American meditation method is already in use at nine...

NYU’s Prison Education Program Receives $1 Million Grant from Mellon Foundation

New York University has received a $1 million, three-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support its Prison Education Program (PEP), an initiative that brings a college education...

Finding College by Way of Prison

In the first “Spiderman” movie, Peter Parker wasn’t ready to be Spiderman. He didn’t want to use his powers for good. He chose not to stop a robbery, and later, the same robber shot his uncle in...

Building a New Foundation

In Washington state and Rhode Island, Path of Freedom (POF) facilitators are training prisoner graduates to become POF facilitators. One of these prisoner-facilitators, in Washington, offered an...

American Prison Reform Inspired by Norway’s Approach

Norway saw a decrease in recidivism rates after they began treating inmates more humanely. North Dakota is adapting the same to make a dent in prison reform. Click here to read the full article...
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