What’s This Research About?

Jails and prisons are looking for ways to cut healthcare costs, reduce violence, and lower recidivism rates. Recent research shows that alternative rehabilitation methods like yoga, mindfulness, and meditation can help inmates cope with prison life, improve their health, and support rehabilitation. This review aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of these practices on prison populations. The author, Dragana Derlic reviews the impact of these techniques, presents key findings, and points out areas needing further research.

The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate among developed nations, with over 2.2 million people in prisons and jails. The country also has a high recidivism rate, with 70% of released inmates reoffending within three years. This highlights the challenge of successful reintegration. Given these statistics, the effectiveness of prison programs is crucial.

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