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...

Prison inmates go Zen to deal with life behind bars

from CNN.com Oct. 9, 2009 RIVERDALE, Georgia (CNN) — In his darkest moment, Kenneth Brown lost it all. His wife and kids, the housebroken dog, the vacation home on Cape Cod all vanished...

The Bike

                by Tommy M., prisoner For the past two months or so I’ve been meditating consistently morning and evening for about 30 minutes (more or...

A Tibetan Nun in Gutsa Prison

by Namzol Tendzin for Turning Wheel Magazine Namzol Tendzin, age 18, is a nun from Tsamkhung Nunnery in Lhasa, who was arrested imprisoned and tortured by the Chinese for participating in...
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