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Teaching Yoga inside Arkansas’ Toughest Prison

In this episode of The Yoga Show, Tracy Davis talks with host Lindsay Tucker about how yoga is transforming the lives of prisoners.

Tracy Davis met Jerome Bargo after he won a years-long battle in federal court to allow practicing yoga in Arkansas’ prisons, which he’d escaped multiple times. His last escape, in 1988, earned him spots on America’s Most Wanted and Unsolved Mysteries. After being on the run for 15 years, someone recognized him from TV in a restaurant—and he was sent to Arkansas’ Varner Unit high-security state prison, where he’s serving a 140-year sentence. In Varner he found yoga, and it changed his life.

In this episode of The Yoga Show, Davis joins host Lindsay Tucker to talk about how the practice is transforming the lives of our society’s most forgotten population: prisoners.

Join Davis and Tucker to discuss:

  • Providing inmates with mindfulness and healing tools
  • Yoga being denied in prisons
  • How prisoners are forgotten in today’s society
  • And more!

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