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Prison inmates talk about Transcendental Meditation: 'Nothing angers me like it used to'
by Arielle Feldman
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20 June 2012
Inmates at Oregon State Correctional Institution in the United States spoke about their experiences with the Transcendental Meditation program.
See Part I of this series: Can Transcendental Meditation help rehabilitate prison inmates?
Highlights of inmate interviews
Oregon State Correctional Institution
''I changed a lot from when I first got incarcerated. Once I started meditating, it just went through the roof . . . .
''I used to fight a lot, now that I've been meditating I'm a lot more calm, and nothing angers me like it used to.''
''I've had anger issues in my past and assaulted behavior, and this is really helping me with my anger issues. I let a lot of things go that I wouldn't have years ago, and even as long as a few months back I wouldn't have let it go. Now, it doesn't make a bit of difference to me what somebody says because I keep thinking I'm going to go home, they're going to come back here.
''Well, I really think that this program could benefit a lot of people, if they're at that point in their life where they want to do something more. Instead of keep doing the same things over and over again and expecting some different outcome.''
Global Good News will continue to feature highlights of interviews with inmates at Oregon State Correctional Institution.
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