Currently, we support eight inmates, to whom we write letters and talk on the phone. Now that the Corona visiting rules are becoming more relaxed again, we can also visit the “Häf’n”, as it is called in Austrian German, in person again, to offer individual and group talks and meditation sessions on site. If in-person contact is not possible, we send audio meditation instructions to inmates on demand. A Qigong instruction video is in production.
We provide books, clothing and alternative medicine pharmaceuticals that are unavailable in prison.
We also accompany our clients during and after their release, the most important phase of all. Re-entry into a regular everyday life, embedded in a community, is at the heart of our project. For us, this is the key to a life without penalty.
Contrary to popular belief, a prison sentence is not a personal matter. Not only the inmates themselves are affected, but also their own families, the victim’s families, etc. We also offer support to the prison inmates’ social network, exchange information with parents and siblings. More often than one might think, we can open a direct line of communication between individuals and institutions when messages get stuck in the official channels.