House of Lords Presentation

I along with PYP’s European Program Director Josefin Wikstrom, and the principal researcher for our programs in Europe, Nora Kerkes, were invited to make a presentation at the UK Parliament’s House of Lords for a special convening on Yoga in Society: Yoga in the Criminal Justice System. This is part of an ongoing Parliamentarian program […]

Prison Yoga Project Marked a Major Milestone This Year

It’s nice to have a reason to celebrate, and this year marks an important milestone for Prison Yoga Project. In June, we began operating as an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit. This transition allows us to improve and expand our programming, add needed staff, and open up new opportunities for funding. We are forever grateful to the […]

In the United States, more than 200,000 people are serving life sentences – one out of every seven in prison.

In 2020, The Sentencing Project obtained official corrections data from all States and the Federal Bureau of Prisons to produce their 5th national census on life imprisonment. Looking at California, about 34,000 (27%) of those incarcerated in our state prisons are serving a sentence of life with the possibility of parole. They represent the vast […]