What is the Prison SMART Program?
Prison SMART Program
“If people get sick, we take them to the hospital and give them the right medicine to get better. If people’s behaviour is sick, we bring them to the prison, but we forget the medicines.” – Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
The Prison SMART Programme aims to transform the lives of people working in or incarcerated within the criminal justice system. Prison SMART teaches skills that reduce stress, heal trauma and provides practical knowledge of how to handle negative emotions in order to live to one's highest potential and contribute to society in a positive way.
- So far the lives of more than 3,50,000 prison inmates have been transformed through the ‘Prison Smart’ programs
The basic premise of the program is that no individual is really ‘bad’ but takes to crime due to external stressors which they are unable to deal with effectively.
Wedding bells in a Belgian prison
After a life-altering Prison SMART workshop, trials, tribulations and bombardment of affection, Marco gets married.
Love stories are always heart-warming to hear. Especially, when love comes your way when you least expect it and yet need it the most. Marco's is one such story, a story of finding love in the prison; of how Marco found the girl he married. Read More