Teaching Meditation in Prisons
http://www.flickr.com/photos/97708873@N00/180156577/
Sunday, August 18, 13
33%
67%
Prisoners that will return.
Prisoners that will not.
Recidivism Rate
Sunday, August 18, 13
Teaching prisoners how to
meditate will keep them
from coming back.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/89165847@N00/5997920696/
...
But why
should we
fund
meditation
instruction?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30567804@N00/2750412808/
Sunday, August 18, 13
We can lower crime and
recidivism rates.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/99771506@N00/6314857976/
Sunday, August 18, 13
Teaching my uncle and father how to meditate
helped keep them free.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/48662797@N00/7262017806/
...
We must help our brothers and sisters.
Sunday, August 18, 13
The United States has the
highest prison population.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/61993185@N00/113601567/
Sunday, August 1...
33%
67%
Returning Prisoners
Non-returning Prisoners
Recidivism Rate
After 3 Years
Sunday, August 18, 13
Meditation Instruction in Prisons lowers recidivism rates.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/98942680@N00/1306878549/
Sunday, A...
45% of inmates
did not return
for parole
violations and
other reasons.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/95413346@N00/45939521/...
56% did not return from new crimes.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25712082@N05/4782892651/
Sunday, August 18, 13
Less inmates = Less Tax Money
Sunday, August 18, 13
Costs taxpayers
$39 Billion Dollars.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21314760@N00/935756569/
Sunday, August 18, 13
Correctional institutes saved
46%.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/95501481@N02/9448875798/
Sunday, August 18, 13
The public benefited with a
savings of 54%.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/68751915@N05/6793826885/
Sunday, August 18, 13
http://www.flickr.com/photos/85329466@N00/2210068/
Let’s lessen the burden of the
prison system on America.
Sunday, August...
Meditation = Less Prisoners = Less Tax Money
http://www.flickr.com/photos/52041471@N04/6052491085/
Sunday, August 18, 13
Wherever meditation is present,
compassion and awareness will follow.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66208256@N00/1584333702...
We can change the world, and that
change will come from within.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12836528@N00/3650600124/
Sund...
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  1. 1. Teaching Meditation in Prisons http://www.flickr.com/photos/97708873@N00/180156577/ Sunday, August 18, 13
  2. 2. 33% 67% Prisoners that will return. Prisoners that will not. Recidivism Rate Sunday, August 18, 13
  3. 3. Teaching prisoners how to meditate will keep them from coming back. http://www.flickr.com/photos/89165847@N00/5997920696/ Sunday, August 18, 13
  4. 4. But why should we fund meditation instruction? http://www.flickr.com/photos/30567804@N00/2750412808/ Sunday, August 18, 13
  5. 5. We can lower crime and recidivism rates. http://www.flickr.com/photos/99771506@N00/6314857976/ Sunday, August 18, 13
  6. 6. Teaching my uncle and father how to meditate helped keep them free. http://www.flickr.com/photos/48662797@N00/7262017806/ Sunday, August 18, 13
  7. 7. We must help our brothers and sisters. Sunday, August 18, 13
  8. 8. The United States has the highest prison population. http://www.flickr.com/photos/61993185@N00/113601567/ Sunday, August 18, 13
  9. 9. 33% 67% Returning Prisoners Non-returning Prisoners Recidivism Rate After 3 Years Sunday, August 18, 13
  10. 10. Meditation Instruction in Prisons lowers recidivism rates. http://www.flickr.com/photos/98942680@N00/1306878549/ Sunday, August 18, 13
  11. 11. 45% of inmates did not return for parole violations and other reasons. http://www.flickr.com/photos/95413346@N00/45939521/ Sunday, August 18, 13
  12. 12. 56% did not return from new crimes. http://www.flickr.com/photos/25712082@N05/4782892651/ Sunday, August 18, 13
  13. 13. Less inmates = Less Tax Money Sunday, August 18, 13
  14. 14. Costs taxpayers $39 Billion Dollars. http://www.flickr.com/photos/21314760@N00/935756569/ Sunday, August 18, 13
  15. 15. Correctional institutes saved 46%. http://www.flickr.com/photos/95501481@N02/9448875798/ Sunday, August 18, 13
  16. 16. The public benefited with a savings of 54%. http://www.flickr.com/photos/68751915@N05/6793826885/ Sunday, August 18, 13
  17. 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/85329466@N00/2210068/ Let’s lessen the burden of the prison system on America. Sunday, August 18, 13
  18. 18. Meditation = Less Prisoners = Less Tax Money http://www.flickr.com/photos/52041471@N04/6052491085/ Sunday, August 18, 13
  19. 19. Wherever meditation is present, compassion and awareness will follow. http://www.flickr.com/photos/66208256@N00/1584333702/ Sunday, August 18, 13
  20. 20. We can change the world, and that change will come from within. http://www.flickr.com/photos/12836528@N00/3650600124/ Sunday, August 18, 13

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