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Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola

17544 Tunica Trace

Saint Francisville, LA 70775

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Warden Darrel Vannoy invites you to attend the first conference on compassion held in a prison

A Day of Compassion brings together justice officials, victims’ rights advocates, community and religious leaders, law enforcement representatives, and incarcerated citizens for an educational conference on the science, practice and language of compassion.

The goal of the event is to strengthen working relationships among stakeholders within corrections, in particular within victim and offender groups; open lines of communication between incarcerated populations and larger communities; humanize the dominant narratives of victims, offenders, and other stakeholders; and offer practical mindfulness and compassion techniques designed to improve professional efficacy and personal self-care.

Guiding Questions:

  • What is the role of compassion within a system charged with administering justice and ensuring safety?
  • How can compassion help address the interests of all stakeholders?
  • Crime is relational; how can compassion help heal impacted relationships with self and others?
  • What specific compassion practices can support people who are harmed and people who have harmed?
  • How can policy and personal experience be aligned?

Schedule:

10:30 a.m. Check-in

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Welcome
Keynote: Mel Philips
Introduction to Compassion: Margaret Cullen
Compassion Practice: Led by Incarcerated Citizens

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1 - 3 p.m.
Discussion Groups
Compassion Workshop

3 p.m. Q&A

3:30 p.m. Closing



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