Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Early release for prisoners who pass yoga test at Indian jail...

An Indian jail is to release prisoners early if they earn top marks in yoga exams at the end of a course.

The scheme involves inmates at the Yerwada Central Jail in Pune, where Mahatma Gandhi was twice imprisoned, and prisoners will be eligible for release three months early as an incentive to do well.

“Yoga has been proved scientifically to improve the mental and physical condition,” said Bhushankumar Upadhyay, the prison director responsible for the programme. “It improves our overall behaviour and calms down our violent tendencies.”

 "Remission has been given by the government for good conduct. So as an incentive we are going to give remission to those who excel at yoga." Full story...

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