Correctional Facilities

What I Learned from the Peace Education Program: An Inmate’s Perspective on Peace

What I Learned from the Peace Education Program: An Inmate’s Perspective on Peace

Luis Calderon, an inmate at Everglades Correctional Institution in Miami, Florida shares how the Peace Education Program has had a profound impact on his perspective. “When we let inner peace be the natural, guiding force in our lives, then joy – for life, for love, for contentment, for clarity – sprouts from our being,” he says.

Witnessing Transformation Behind Walls at Miami Prison

Witnessing Transformation Behind Walls at Miami Prison

Jodi Barker, a facilitator of the Peace Education Program, never expected that volunteering at Miami’s Everglades Correctional facility would be so rewarding, especially witnessing the inmates’ process of self-discovery. One said, “No matter how hard it gets, I can know who I am on the inside. It helps me even if no one else knows. Because I know.”