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...

To curb repeat offenders, the Bay State takes inmates back to school

The pilot program debuted in January 2016, and the most recent cohort started in September 2017. About 110 inmates applied in the latest round and 25 were selected, after being screened for...

Department of Juvenile Services uses yoga to help transform young people

As police try to combat the problem of juveniles committing carjackings, robberies and other serious crimes, the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services is approaching it in a different way. The...

Prison-Facilitated Group Creates Safety

Six sessions into the sequence, a prisoner-led Path of Freedom course in Washington state is hitting its stride. Prisoners who completed the course are receiving collaborative support and...
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