“Inside every culprit, there is a victim crying for help. That person is also a victim of ignorance, small-mindedness and lack of awareness. It’s the stress, lack of broad vision about life, lack of understanding, and bad communication that leads to violence in society.”
~ Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
The Prison Program program aims to transform the lives of people working in or incarcerated within the criminal justice system – the perpetrators, the law enforcers and the victims. It works in tandem with probation departments, family and juvenile court systems, administrators and correctional officers of penal institutions and law enforcement departments.
The basic premise of the Prison Program is that no individual is really ‘bad’ but takes to crime due to external stressors which they are unable to deal with effectively. Under conditions of confinement, violent tendencies and negative emotions are intensified, causing further damage to the psyche of inmates.
The Prison Program 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.
Active in 65 countries
and continues to grow.
Over 100 prisons
have implemented the program in India
More than 800,000 prison inmates
have been transformed through these programs.