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Niwot organization offers peace of mind


September 11, 2019

Courtesy photo Prisoners at the Fremont Correctional Facility in Canon City, CO participate in a Mindfulness Peace Project activity.

Note: September 12 is National Mindfulness Day, a day set aside to promote and explore the physical and emotional benefits of being present and regulating emotions and behavior.

Nearly 2.2 million individuals are incarcerated in the US, according to The Sentencing Project organization. Within those populations 80,000 to 100,000 people are being held in solitary confinement. Some of these prisoners have discovered a Niwot-based nonprofit program that moves them toward a sense of peacefulness and control, and prepares them for a new life outside of prison.

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