Patrick Murphy was told he could not have a Buddhist priest with him during his execution. The Supreme Court said that’s unconstitutional.
Patrick Murphy has practiced Pure Land Buddhism for ten years, and says he wants to have his spiritual advisor present to chant with him while he dies.
Rebecca Solnit celebrated his 56th birthday with Jarvis Jay Masters, who has spent almost 30 years on death row, as he seeks freedom through meditation.
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong profiles Justin von Bujdoss, the first-ever Buddhist chaplain in Rikers Island — America’s most notorious jail.
When people are supported, they naturally do the right thing, says Justin von Bujdoss, the first-ever Buddhist chaplain at Rikers Island.
A list of some of the dedicated organizations offering Buddhist teachings and meditation practices to inmates in prisons across the U.S.
Despite the 5,000 miles between them, death row inmate “Moyo” and pen pal Maria Jain have come together to showcase his series of Buddha portraits in the exhibition “Buddhas on Death Row.”
Justin von Bujdoss is a Buddhist lama and Rikers Island’s first Staff Chaplain. He reflects on what Rikers Island is, and what it needs.
I have been visiting an inmate in prison who has no one. Are there Buddhist organizations that address the spiritual needs of inmates?
San Quentin prison volunteer Tyger Blair finds that prison dharma has changed the perspectives of both inmates and guards—as well as his own.