Norfolk Jail has yoga classes to prevent repeat offenses

Research shows teaching inmates meditation can have positive effects on their behavior and decision making, which translates into reducing recidivism. A 2002 study at Seattle’s North Rehabilitation Facility found the recidivism rate dropped by 25 percent for inmates who took a 10-day meditation course.

A 2012 study by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency showed participants from The Prison Yoga Project reported a reduction of stress and anxiety, calmer temperament, emotional control and anger management and improved rational decision making.

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