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Can Transcendental Meditation help rehabilitate prison inmates?
by Arielle Feldman
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20 June 2012
The number of Americans behind bars is staggering—and a horrendous waste of both human and financial resources.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) more than 2 million adults are incarcerated in federal and state prisons, and county jails in the United States. Additionally, more than 5 million adults are on probation or on parole. In total, more than 7 million people are under correctional supervision (probation, parole, jail, or prison)—about 3.1% of adults in the U.S. resident population.
Statistics indicate that more than 65% of those released from prison are rearrested, reconvicted, and return to prison within three years of release.
Can the Transcendental Meditation program help address this problem? Forty years of research and experience in the US correctional system offer a resounding ''Yes!''
See what you think by watching the video below.
Global Good News will feature highlights of interviews with inmates at Oregon State Correctional Institution.
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