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Doing Time, Doing Vipassana - Meditation in Indian Prisons (2000, Documentary, English).avi
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In 1993, Kiran Bedi, a reformist Inspector General of India's prisons, learned of the success of Vipassan? in a jail in Jainpur, Rajasthan. A 10 day course involved officials and inmates alike. In India's largest prison, Tihar Jail, near New Delhi, another attempt was made. This program was said to have dramatically changed the behavior of inmates and jailers alike. It was actually found that inmates who completed the 10 day course were less violent and had a lower recidivism rate than other inmates. This project was documented in the television documentary, Doing Time, Doing Vipassana. So successful was this program that it was adopted by correctional facilities in the United States and other countries as well.