NJ Prison Turns to Yoga for Inmate Rehabilitation

A new yoga program at a New Jersey prison is making a big difference. One inmate praises yoga's affect on her thinking, saying"Obviously, I wasn't connected (before) -- that's why I'm in jail."

The Daily Record reports on instructor Nancy Candea and the yoga program at Morris County Jail. Candea says:

"Yoga isn’t just about physical exercise, it’s about what’s going on in your mind... If we can help people get some skills so they can actually change how they process things ... people won’t be coming back (to jail) again. That helps society as a whole."

If more than half of all prison inmates return to prison after being released, you could say that the current system could definitely improve upon their methods of rehabilitation. It seems like yoga and meditation can give inmates the tools they need so they don't end up right back in jail. What do you think?

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