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Freedom Behind Bars: Meditation in Prisons

David Lynch Foundation

The meditation-based rehabilitation program offered by the David Lynch Foundation has been utilized in dozens of prisons throughout the US and worldwide during the past 30 years. Research on meditating inmates at San Quentin and Folsom prisons in California and Walpole Prison in Massachusetts has found TM practice markedly reduces rule infractions and dramatically reduces recidivism rates by as much as 50 percent.

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  • adiie123

    In Mexico there was a yoga teacher who took yoga, and meditation to one Mexican prison. The project is called Parinaama Project, and it is directed by Ann Moxey,psychologist, yoga teacher, and former war correspondent. You can how it was made, and the effects it had on the lives of the interns who later became yoga teachers themselves. The documental about the Project it is called intern “interno”.