(email from Arno Hess, Path of Freedom Facilitator, Queensland, Australia)
I hope this e-mail finds you well.
We have commenced the POF classes three weeks ago at the Woodford Correctional Centre and they are going really well.
We started with 4 participants and now have 6. In Australia, all activities in prison are voluntary and prisoners do not get any credits or points for attending courses like they do in some other countries. There is no incentive for prisoners to do anything except through self motivation. According to the education officers at Woodford, having 6 prisoners in a course is outstanding and speaks volumes for the material.
The guys really like what is being taught and we hope that graduates will migrate to the weekly meditation sessions we also offer at this facility.
We have been asked to also offer the course in a different section of the prison and consequently we would like to order some more books.
Many thanks for your good work and greetings to Fleet and Kate,