Inmates find freedom, connection in prison yoga class

Updated: May 26, 2020

According to the most recent study by the Connecticut Department of Corrections, 79 percent of male offenders who were released from prison back in 2005, were rearrested within five years of their release.

To combat this statistic, the Willard Cybulski Correctional Facility started the Community Reintegration Center. Inmates who have passed an application and interview process for admittance, are then put on a rehabilitative path meant to encourage successful re-entry into society once they are released from prison.

In this program, the inmates are required to have eight to 10 hours of meaningful activity per day. This can include taking educational classes, working various jobs, doing community service, and perhaps surprisingly, yoga.

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