Benefits of Transcendental Meditation program in Corrections

On the basis of more than 500 research studies on Transcendental Meditation and the experience teaching it in prison administrations in many countries around the world, Departments of Corrections, correctional staff, inmates, and taxpayers can expect the following benefits:


BENEFITS FOR CORRECTIONAL STAFF

  • Increased mental alertness
  • Increased job satisfaction and morale
  • Improved job performance
  • Improved staff communication
  • Calmer, safer work environment
  • Better relations with inmates
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Decreased use of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs
  • Less violence and fear of violence
  • Less illness, reduced hospitalization
  • Increased longevity
  • Better family life


    BENEFITS FOR INMATES

    While incarcerated:
  • Improved mental health
  • More involvement in positive activities
  • Better sleep, relief from insomnia
  • Lower stress and anxiety
  • Fewer hospital and doctor visits
  • Decreased use of prescribed drugs
  • Reduced violence and fear of violence
    After release:
  • Higher drug and alcohol abstinence rates
  • More success in work
  • Lower recidivism rates
    Other benefits:
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Improved learning ability
  • Improved moral reasoning


    BENEFITS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

  • Lower staff turnover
  • Lower staff health care costs
  • Lower staff absenteeism
  • Decreased staff substance abuse
  • Fewer staff disciplinary reports
  • Lower recidivism rates
  • Lower resident health care costs
  • Fewer inmate disciplinary reports
  • Decreased prison violence
  • More cooperation between correctional staff and inmates


    BENEFITS FOR TAXPAYERS

  • Tax savings from lower staff health care and turnover costs
  • Tax savings from lower costs for incarceration, e.g., health care
  • Tax savings from reduced worker's compensation and liability claims
  • Tax savings from lower recidivism
  • Tax savings from reduced litigation
  • Tax savings from lower recidivism-related costs (e.g., police costs, court costs, inmate's family costs, welfare costs, victim's costs, loss of taxes, etc.)
  • Less fear of crime
  • Fewer escapes
  • Rehabilitated offenders


    Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Founder of Maharishi Integrated System of Rehabilitation

    Introduction to Maharishi's Integrated System of Rehabilitation

    Benefits of the Transcendental Meditation program for Correctional Officers (Part 1)

    Benefits of the Transcendental Meditation program for Correctional Officers (Part 2)

    Benefits of the Transcendental Meditation program for Inmates (Part 1)

    Benefits of the Transcendental Meditation program for Inmates (Part 2)

    Experiences and Reports of Correctional Officers and Inmates (Part 1)

    Experiences and Reports of Correctional Officers and Inmates (Part 2)

    Benefits to the Department of Corrections

    Savings for Taxpayers and Victims of Crime

    Summary of Benefits of Transcendental Meditation program in Corrections
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    Related Topics:

  • Scientific Research on the Transcendental Meditation program
  • Transcendental Meditation program
  • Maharishi University of Management


    For further information please write or call:

    Maharishi University of Management
    Department of Rehabilitation,
    1700 University Court, Fairfield, IA 52556 U.S.A.
    Tel: 641-472-2857
    Fax: 641-472-8908