After finding “brotherhood” behind bars, ex-offenders help others navigate life after prison

Upon release from prison, ex-offenders often enter a world full of uncertainty. Where do you live? Where do you work? How do you survive? Mario Bueno tries to help people find these answers. He...

44 Inmates Get College Degrees in Prison

Sing Sing Correctional Facility just had its largest graduating class ever. Click here to watch the video on NBC 4 NY, as reported by Stacey Bell.

Pre-release: I See My Basic Goodness

In a Path of Freedom class for women at the Barnstable Correctional Facility in Massachusetts, one participant shared inspiring words. After attending the class for many months and developing a...

Can Mindfulness Reduce School Violence?

A recent article from Pittsburgh illustrates the benefits of our mindfulness-based emotional intelligence curriculum. Under the leadership of former teacher Executive Director Stephanie Romero,...

Norfolk Jail has inmate yoga classes to prevent repeat offenses

Research shows teaching inmates meditation can have positive effects on their behavior and decision making, which translates into reducing recidivism. A 2002 study at Seattle’s North...

Path of Freedom Achieves Positive Impact

Facilitators offer the Path of Freedom course developed by Prison Mindfulness Institute in correctional facilities all over the world. Staff often express appreciation for the positive impact...

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...
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