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Beyond prisons

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Breaking the cycle of crime and punishment.

Prison Meditation Prison Meditation
East meets West in the Deep South. An overcrowded maximum-security prison—the end of the line in Alabama's correctional system—is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient meditation program.
Signs of Life :: Prison Reform Signs of Life :: Prison Reform
by Brooke Jarvis
A Chance for a New Life After Prison
Mere Justice Mere Justice
by Jesse Wegman
The drive to punishment is making us forget that prisoners have a right to be heard.
Guantanamo on the Mississippi
by Jordan Flaherty
Prisoners incarcerated in New Orleans institutions during Katrina suffered even more than usual.
Freedom Project :: Inmates Find Peace
by Dee Axelrod
The Freedom Project teaches prisoners nonviolent communication techniques and helps them to transition into communities when released.
Book Review: Couldn't Keep It To Myself: Testimonies From Our Imprisoned Sisters Book Review: Couldn't Keep It To Myself: Testimonies From Our Imprisoned Sisters
by Bill Williams
COULDN'T KEEP IT TO MYSELF: Testimonies from our Imprisoned Sisters By Wally Lamb and the Women of York Correctional Institution. Book Review by Bill Williams.
Book Reviews: Now is it time to close the prisons? Book Reviews: Now is it time to close the prisons?
by Carol Estes
Now is it time to close the prisons? by Carol Estes - Book reviews of THE PERPETUAL PRISONER MACHINE: How America Profits from Crime By Joel Dyer - ARE PRISONS OBSOLETE? By Angela Y. Davis - PRISON NATION: The Warehousing of America's Poor Edited by Tara Herivel and Paul Wright - THE DEATH GAME: Capital Punishment and the Luck of the Draw - By Mike Gray
Danny Glover :: The Death Penalty in this Great Nation of Ours
by Danny Glover
Speech given at Princeton considers the fallibility of our justice system and the finality of death.
Through My Enemy's Eyes
by Troy Chapman
A prisoners story of finding a third way, of finding meaning and truth. Sometimes the man who knows the most about hate can tell us the most about love, and the man acquainted with despair can teach us to hope.
Peacemaking: a family affair Peacemaking: a family affair
by James W. Zion
Peacemakers in the Navajo Nation can quickly get to the bottom of a situation that resulted in a crime.
Navajo Justice
by The Honorable Robert Yazzie Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation
Navajo Nation revises criminal code, reduces sentences, and requires peacemaking.
Seeds of Change: A Prison Garden Program
by Cathrine Sneed
Cathrine Sneed describes the development of the Horticulture Program for Inmates and the Garden Project employing former inmates.
Cry Out: Women Behind Bars Cry Out: Women Behind Bars
by Christine Schoefer
Women inmates describe prison life and the impact of a support group that provides an emotional and creative outlet.
Learning To Choose
by Raymond Roy
Roy describes the development of a victim empathy class for prisoners in Oregon and it's impact on inmates.
Resource Guide: Reconciliation
Resources around restorative justice and reconciliation.
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