By BitcoDavid

The New York Times did a photo-essay on the burgeoning trend of teaching yoga to inmates, as an attempt at corralling the recidivism problem.

Even though states’ spending on corrections has quadrupled during the past two decades, to $52 billion, the rate of recidivism has remained stubbornly high, with roughly four in 10 adult American offenders returning to prison within three years of their release, according to a report from Pew Charitable Trusts.

This program was started 12 years ago in California, when a man named James Fox founded the Prison Yoga Project. Since then, 20 institutions throughout the U.S. have adopted similar programs.

At least 20 prisons now offer yoga through the Prison Yoga Project, a program that began in California 12 years ago when its founder, James Fox, began teaching yoga to at-risk youth. Mr. Fox holds trainings for yoga teachers and said he…

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  1. bitcodavid says:

    Thanks for the reblog.

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