Prison Health Costs Rise

CNN Justice (11-13-2009) did an interesting and enlightening story on the United States aging prison population and the need for increased and more expensive health care. Americans hold firm to...

Prison Dharma: Meet the Buddhas who practice it — on both sides of the bars

>from Shambhala SunSpace Prison dharma: Buddhist principles and teachings, put into practice to give comfort and guidance to the incarcerated. What could be a more worthy cause? Anyone...

Incarceration Nation

Incarceration Nation is a prison mapping and image bank that (un)earths the presence of prisons in our communities using Google Earth videos and user generated content. Our goal is to provide...

PDN Founder Fleet Maull Appointed as Acharya

13 Nov 2009 – Sakyong Appoints New Acharya from Shambhala News Service We are very pleased to announce that the Sakyong Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche formally appointed Fleet Maull an acharya...

Life Terms for Minors are “Cruel and Unusal Punishment”

There are 109 inmates serving life sentences without parole for non-homicide crimes they committed when they were 18 or younger. Some, put behind bars when they were 13 or 14, have been locked up...

Florida 11th MBSR Cycle Complete

from KC Walpole: Greetings: Hope all is well. This month marks the end of the 11th MBSR cycle for Lowell CI. We averaged about 80 or so for each day of the retreat. Our count was down in part...

Buddhism is fastest-growing religion in English jails over past decade

from the Telegraph UK online By Martin Beckford, Religious Affairs Correspondent Published: 6:38PM BST 05 Aug 2009 Although adherents to the Eastern faith believe in peace and the sanctity of...

South Africa calling!

Greetings from Robertson South Africa! It has been a long time since I last managed to sit to sit down and connect with you. My sincerest apologies. Please know that my lack of communication is...

Former soldier meditates with inmates

from the Independent Florida Alligator K.C. Walpole, a former enlisted Marine and Army officer, teaches meditation to inmates in 25 Florida prisons. (Valerie Krygier / Alligator) By VANESSA...
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