PDN Advocates Mentioned as Tax-Saving Prisoner Re-Entry Programs

Research shows faith-based re-entry programs save money for tax-payers and reduces recidivism for prisoners. A study of Minnesota’s faith-based Inner Change Freedom Initiative program, which relies heavily on volunteers, saved taxpayers over $3 million by reducing recidivism,...

Books Changed My Life

by Tommy M, prisoner I can’t say I’ve been completely without friends here in prison. But I only need to look at the books here in my cell to realize that I do have friends, and for that I feel a deep sense of gratitude. Not just toward those who sent me these books, but also to...

The Seeds of Awakening

By Tommy M, prisoner I first tried meditation in July 1996, while reading Bo Lozoff’s, We Are All Doing Time.  I was in Attica’s long-term keeplock unit known as “The Snakepit.” Between keeplock and the S.H.U. (secure housing unit), I did over two years in lock-up. At the time I...

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 less). I missed a few days here and there, but very few. Before the morning sitting I...