The Peace Education Program is receiving a positive response from participants in the Mauritius Prison Service, and officers plan to start offering the program more widely.
After spending 21 years in prison for murder, Sean Walker was released in 2014. Since then, he has been working to help others, and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has cited his successful rehabilitation as a sign of what’s possible when inmates are offered the supportive programs they need to re-enter society and live productive lives. In this letter, Sean writes about how the Peace Education Program helped him get his life on track.
The Prem Rawat Foundation shares “Light Behind Bars,” an independent short film that chronicles the transformation of incarcerated women in Tires, Portugal as they participate in the Peace Education Program and try to come to terms with the devastation of their past actions.
Volunteer Scott Polenz facilitates the Peace Education Program (PEP) at prisons near Fresno, California. He says, “Participants tell me how much the PEP is affecting them and changing them in practical ways.”
Inmate David Agbley writes from Accra’s Senior Correctional Facility: “From the day I started this Peace Education Program my life has totally changed. I now have peace in me.”
In October, the Boston premiere of award-winning documentary Inside Peace received rave reviews. It is still making an impact.