Peace Education Program volunteers from across Latin America recently came together for the International Corrections & Prisons Association in Argentina, highlighting how teamwork can help this innovative program benefit more inmates.
ICPA 2019: Volunteers Present Peace Education Program to International Corrections Leaders in Argentina
The Peace Education Program has benefited thousands of inmates across the world, and it is poised to benefit thousands more after volunteers recently introduced it to leaders at the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) conference.
At the beginning of the year, we met with the director of Unit 1, a huge prison ten-minute walk from the women’s prison. Unit 1 houses 1,700 inmates, mainly men, with a staff of 1,200. The director heard Prem Rawat speak when he came here last year and invited us to start a workshop there, too. We told him that Prem Rawat might come to South America again soon, and he said, “Let’s invite him. His message will help the inmates!” We happily agreed!