Here are some of the dedicated organizations offering Buddhist teachings and meditation practices to inmates in prisons across the U.S.
The Prison Book Program sends books and materials to inmates; the Prisoner Correspondence Course Program familiarizes inmates with Buddhist concepts through written assignments.
Offers spiritual advice, teachings, books, and materials to over 20,000 inmates interested in exploring, studying, and practicing Buddhism. liberationprisonproject.org/index2.html
A 10-day Vipassana meditation program taught at correctional facilities in North America to help inmates of any religion incorporate meditation into their lives.
Offers meditation practices, nonviolent communication, and movement practices to inmates in the San Diego area taught by volunteers, detainees, and fellow inmates.
Provides inmates, staff, and volunteers with nonsectarian training in mindfulness meditation, communication, and conflict resolution.
Offers meditation practices and Buddhist teachings to inmates and recently released individuals from state prisons in Oregon.
Meditation teachings that aim to hone clarity and insight in challenging environments for inmates at Rikers Island Correctional Facility, New York.
Provides mindfulness meditation instruction in person and through correspondence to inmates in prisons throughout 48 states.
Monastics and lay practitioners visit New York States prisons to lead group meditation practices, liturgy, dharma talks, and meditation retreats.