Insight-Out seeks to reform the prison system from the inside out. Perhaps only in directly supporting our prisoners in transforming themselves can we transform our prison system as well.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to creating an awakened, compassionate, and connected world, and educational offerings designed to help people realize their full potential as they learn to apply the principles of yoga on and off the mat.
Liberation Prison Yoga’s mission is to serve prisons and jails, bringing yoga programs to incarcerated individuals and those whose lives are affected by incarceration; to train yoga instructors to work inside the prison system; and to educate the public about trauma-conscious yoga.
This online MBSR training course is 100% free, created by a fully certified MBSR instructor, and is based on the program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Our mission to provide prisoners, prison staff, and prison volunteers with the most effective, evidence-based tools for rehabilitation, self-transformation, and personal & professional development. In particular, we provide and promote the use of proven effective mindfulness-based interventions (MBI’s). Our dual focus is on transforming individual lives as well as transforming the corrections system as a whole in order to mitigate its extremely destructive impact on families, communities, and the overall social capital of our society.
Prison Yoga Project supports incarcerated people with trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness practices to promote rehabilitation, reduce recidivism, and improve public safety.
The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. Through award-winning journalism, partnerships with other news outlets and public forums, The Marshall Project strives to educate and enlarge the audience of people who care about the state of criminal justice.
“Racism is a public health crisis,” according to a May 2020 statement from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). This means that racism — whether unintentional, unconscious, or concealed — has affected Black Americans’ access to equal and “culturally competent” health care.
The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.
Our mission: to share the practices of meditation and trauma informed yoga with individuals incarcerated in WV correctional facilities and with others involved with the criminal legal system, whether through re-entry, recovery, rehabilitation, or employment.
Yoga Basics provides an online resource for yoga. The website is an award-winning yoga resource center and a complete guide for the exploration of the yoga postures, meditation techniques, pranayama, yoga therapy, and the history and philosophy of yoga.
Yoga Behind Bars seeks to open doors to self-understanding, resilience, and transformation. The organization advocates for restorative justice solutions, holistic re-entry services, and the removal of other barriers that prevent formerly incarcerated people to rebuild their lives upon release. Yoga Behind Bars works with the WA State corrections leadership to create opportunities within the system, including yoga classes for prison staff and yoga teacher trainings for incarcerated people.