Volunteer Scott Polenz facilitates the Peace Education Program (PEP) at prisons near Fresno, California. He says, “Participants tell me how much the PEP is affecting them and changing them in practical ways.”
“Light Behind Bars” chronicles the transformation of incarcerated women in Tires, Portugal as they participate in the Peace Education Program and try to come to terms with the devastation of their past actions. It was produced independently by Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, the public service broadcasting organization of Portugal, which has shown it on television affiliates throughout the country.
Inmate David Agbley writes from Accra’s Senior Correctional Facility: “From the day I started this Peace Education Program my life has totally changed. I now have peace in me.”
In October, the Boston premiere of award-winning documentary Inside Peace received rave reviews. It is still making an impact.
In this interview, volunteer Tony McLean shares his perspective on the Peace Education Program (PEP) at Thameside Prison in London.