Prison Meditation

Prison Meditation

Posted by LaDawn Jones on

Prison Meditation

Meditation as a practice is slow to expand across the U.S. as criminal justice administrators struggle to understand its components and relation to desistence from criminal behavior. High incarceration rates have created issues concerning Prison Industrial Complex, prison overcrowding, prison violence, high operational costs, high recidivism rates, and budget constraints. These issues and concerns reveal the lack of transformative rehabilitation available for incarcerated populations. Moreover, victims of crime suffer daily with the fear of being re-victimized, and have lost faith in the effectiveness of the criminal justice system. Meditation as a form of rehabilitation and an educational resource, offer a...

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