Prison Yoga Project was founded by James Fox at San Quentin State Prison (CA) where he has been teaching yoga and mindfulness practices to determinate and life-sentenced prisoners since 2002. PYP was founded with the goal of healing addictions, developing emotional literacy, promoting conflict resolution and violence prevention. We believe in Restorative Justice and provide a method of improving prisoner health with a focus on changing behavior; we believe in addressing the damage done and providing tools for self rehabilitation. We’ve helped hundreds of prisoners by instilling self-control and fostering accountability. While they’re ‘doing time,’ we focus on violence prevention, impulse control, mood disorders, depression, despair, addiction and PTSD.