"Society is not taking this issue seriously," Thad Tatum says of the mental health needs of formerly incarcerated people.
• A 2012 study by Oxford University found that prisoners who participated in a 10-week yoga program experienced less stress
And it could save taxpayers millions of dollars.
This is an interview with Perri van Rossem, who began teaching yoga as a volunteer in 2005 at Collins Bay Medium Security Institution in Kingston, Ontario; she has been teaching there ever since. In addition, she coordinates yoga programs being offered in three other institutions.
San Diego’s Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility is building sites for its new Farm and Rehabilitation Meals (FARM) program
Day & Night, Embroidery on cotton, 2012, 13.5 x 13.5 x 2.3 cms, Courtesy of Gavin Turk / Live Stock Market / Ben Brown Fine
"I like to explain to them what a return on investment is," said Goldsmith. "And we tell them about the fact that we're going