by Arielle Feldman for the Transcendental Meditation Blog, June 20, 2012
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 offers a resounding “Yes!”
“I changed a lot from when I first got incarcerated. Once I started meditating, it just went through the roof….
“I used to fight a lot, now that I’ve been meditating I’m a lot more calm, and nothing angers me like it used to.”