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Shared Humanity

“The problem is that people think they’re supposed to be courageous in facing the outside world, whereas what is so profoundly transformative is the courage to look at yourself. It’s the courage to not give up on yourself, even though you do see your aggression, jealousy, meanness, and so on.…...

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Approach and Technique

JCP was recently invited to attend a special meeting of the Massachusetts Parole Board to describe the approach and techniques that we use in our circles.  As our circles inside have grown in size and reputation, increasing numbers of men are describing the value of their insights in Jericho Circles to…...

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Vipassana Meditation in Prisons

In March 1993, a woman named Kiran Bedi became Inspector General of the Tihar Jail in New Delhi, the largest prison in India holding nearly 10,000 inmates. In her search for a technique of rehabilitation which would not only prepare her inmates for a sucessful return to society but also…...

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Unlocking Men: Men’s Circles in Prison

Featured Research on the Work of JCP and Allied Organizations By David R. Karp Despite mounting evidence of the effectiveness of correctional programs (MacKenzie, 2006; Cullen & Gendreau, 2000), offenders are woefully underserved. Two- thirds of all prisoners are released without any vocational or educational training; 75% have alcohol or…...

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