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...

Yoga helps some Utah inmates find ‘the beauty and peace’ while behind bars

From the Salt Lake Tribune: Inmate Ferosa Bluff stood stock-still, barely swaying as she curled one foot behind her knee and stretched her arms toward the gymnasium’s drab ceiling at the Utah...

Bringing Mindfulness to Prison in Southwest Ohio.

From Yellow Springs News: Whenever Katie Egart walks into the Dayton Correctional Institution, or DCI, she encounters locked doors. A door closes behind her when she enters an entry way that has...

Nine Ways To Ensure Your Mindfulness Teaching Practice Is Trauma-Informed

From Mindshift by KQED: A recent MindShift article highlighted some things teachers should be aware of if they’re bringing mindfulness into their classrooms. Students may have experience...

Mindfulness could be a key to recovering from substance abuse, USC experts say

From USC News: Mindfulness might offer more than relief from daily stress. Research now suggests it can boost recovery from addiction and trauma. Investigators at USC believe the contemplative...

San Quentin’s chaplain: California’s death penalty moratorium has given us hope

On Wednesday morning, San Quentin State Prison, California’s largest, awoke to some surprising news. Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order placing a moratorium on the state’s death penalty....

Yoga is an equalizer at Solano Prison

From the series Uncuffed, for KALW: Gordon Melvin, a Canadian imprisoned in California, learned how to do yoga by watching TV. Soon, he was leading classes on the yard. Melvin was attracted to a...

How Restorative Justice Gave This Man The Best Day of His Life

The following is a personal account from a current prisoner on his experiences with Restorative Justice practices. By Jason Samuel for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange  “I want to...

Yoga, mindfulness promote positive emotion for youth and trauma survivors

From The Morning Call “How often does it feel like we’re all just trying to manage the chaos of life – navigating different responsibilities while dealing with inevitable interruptions? No...
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