Rhode Island

Prison Mindfulness Institute

Prison Mindfulness Institute(aka Prison Dharma Network (PDN)), is an international, nonsectarian, contemplative support network for prisoners, prison volunteers, and corrections professionals. PDN’s mission is to provide prisoners, and those who work with them, with the most effective contemplative tools for self-transformation and rehabilitation. We support prisoners in the practice of contemplative disciplines, with an emphasis on sitting meditation practice and the practice and study of Buddhist teachings and other wisdom traditions.

We promote these paths of wakefulness and non-aggression as ideal vehicles for self-rehabilitation and personal transformation. We believe in the power of the various mindfulness-awareness practices and body-mind disciplines of the world’s contemplative traditions to change behaviors, transform lives, and ultimately to reduce recidivism, prevent crime, and enhance community safety and well-being.

Prisons Served: Rhode Island DOC, Lookout Mountain (Colorado), Boulder County Jail (Colorado)

Kate Crisp

Recovery Yoga, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) service organization dedicated to healing and personal empowerment through yoga programs in southwestern Connecticut and Rhode Island.  Recovery Yoga’s misson is to establish, develop and maintain yoga programs in residential, rehabilitative and other facilities, primarily for women and teens working to recover from substance, physical or other abuse, or who are at risk or otherwise in need.

We believe yoga is about the triumph of the human spirit.


York Correctional Facility in Niantic, CT.

Elizabeth Johnstone
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