Prison Yoga Project

"The U.S. has only 4% of the world’s entire population. Yet we have 25% of the world’s prisoners. Something has gone terribly wrong with the American criminal justice system. Prison overcrowding breeds volatile living conditions which spike anxiety and stress, violence and addiction. Little effort is made to rehabilitate prisoners or address the fundamental issues that got them in trouble.

"Over the past several years we’ve helped hundreds of incarcerated men and women transform their lives through our groundbreaking yoga and mindfulness programs. We’ve sent thousands of yoga books to prisoners all over the country, free of charge. The letters of gratitude we receive from prisoners are telling. The prisoners feel better. They experience inner peace and a sense of self-worth. Their gratitude is heartfelt. They realize that someone cares.

"Thanks to yoga, prisoners begin to reconnect more deeply with themselves and others...."

http://www.prisonyoga.org/

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