Connecticut’s Cheshire Correctional Institution participates in livestream prison reform conference

Cheshire — Standing inside a century-old maximum security prison auditorium as cameras live-streamed a conference on Connecticut’s prison system reforms Wednesday, Corrections Commissioner Scott...

Vermont inmates heal through yoga

Google “benefits of yoga” on the internet, and dozens of studies pop up.  It helps people sleep better.  It is a natural de-stressor.  It calms the body and mind.  These affects hold...

How to make prisons more humane

Karianne Jackson was working for the North Dakota prison system in 2015 when a trip to Norway changed her life. There, she saw a prison with no bars and no uniformed guards. Instead, prisoners...

Path of Freedom – Quotes from the Field

Here are a few quotes from some of the past week’s Path of Freedom classes. From a class at Rhode Island Mens’ Medium on ‘Holding Your Seat’:  “”My mind is...

Zabuton cushions made in WNC help prison inmates practice mindfulness

From Mountain Xpress – Asheville, NC Surrounded by concrete walls, confined by steel bars and subjected to near-constant noise, people serving time have little respite from the unforgiving...

Support Prison Mindfulness Institute with the help of Earth Is An Island Designs!

We were recently contacted by Kris Martin of Earth Is An Island Designs. Kris creates and distributes a fantastic array of clothing and accessories aimed to promote and fund important progressive...

Path of Freedom – Reports from the Field

Here are a few quotes from recent Path of Freedom classes: From a class at Allegheny County Jail on Communication: “I see myself on the edge of the cocoon. I pick out what I want to respond...

“We Have All Made Mistakes” – Teaching Mindfulness in Prisons: A Different Kind of Rehabilitation

By: Buddhistdoor Date: 2016-04-22 Born in Hong Kong and based in Chilliwack, British Columbia, since 1994, Venerable Yin Kit Sik (also known as Sister Jessie) ordained as a Buddhist nun in Hong...

Juvenile detention centers use yoga to teach mindfulness

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Ten young men file into the gym, wearing identical maroon polos, white undershirts, navy sweats, white socks and black, laceless shoes. Soon, they’re removing those shoes...
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