On Death Row, Creating Art from Pain

Despite the 5,000 miles between them, death row inmate “Moyo” and pen pal Maria Jain have come together to showcase his series of Buddha portraits in the exhibition “Buddhas on Death Row.”...

POF Graduate Helps Bring Yoga Teacher Training to Prison

Since completing the Path of Freedom course back in 2014, Kristin Vaughn has gone on to volunteer her time at the York Correctional Facility in Niantic, CT. She assists in the yoga teacher...

Mindfulness Combats Depression for Disadvantaged Black Women

African-American women with lower socio-economic status have an increased risk of depressive disorders, yet they rarely seek out antidepressants or psychotherapy because of negative attitudes and...

Dance 2B Free Shares the Healing Power of Dance with Prisoners

See inmates from Nebraska Correctional Center for Women’s responses to the D2BF Teacher Training:   Click here for more information on Dance 2Be Free.

3 Ways Prisons are Becoming Mindful

Prison programs are cropping up that use mindfulness and resilience tools to help men re-enter their communities once released. The US has the highest rate of prisoners in the world. In fact,...

Bangkok Prisoners Share Benefits of Yoga

“We arranged the yoga classes because we wanted to give the women a helping hand,” says KTC vice president Podchaneeporn Chamnanpukdee. “We recognised that many of the women who end up in jail...
Silas Robinson leads a Restorative Justice Circle at Solano Prison

Restorative Justice: The World I Want

In these days of increasing racial injustice and fear of “the other,” we are losing sight of what we might call civilized society. We’re witnessing the blatant denial of civil rights for black...
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Books Behind Bars

For certain classes faculty member Annabel Davis-Goff teaches, she drives 50 miles from campus, arrives an hour early, goes through a metal detector, submits her belongings for inspection, and is...
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