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An Extraordinary Documentary About the Effects of Peace in Prison

Starting Over Begins Within ~ Rethinking Freedom Inside and Out of a Texas Jail

The film INSIDE PEACE shot over four years, is a rare look at a group of tough guys doing hard time in a Texas prison who find themselves standing on the precipice of hope. Coming from lives marked by poverty, violence, addiction, and abuse, they are trapped in a dangerous world of prisons, crime, and recidivism. The attend a Peace Class in jail where they struggle to discover their humanity, improve their outlook on life and rebuild their lives from the inside out.

When the men are released from prison, their road becomes most treacherous. Out on the mean streets once again, the power of their new-found inner strength is tested as they navigate society’s roadblocks, dangers both new and old, and struggle to avoid the temptation to return to their past ways.

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Please Stay & Participate in a Discussion Immediately Following the Film

The Peace Education Program (aka The Peace Class) is one of the few self-improvement/Life Skills Programs offered in prisons across the country that is not faith-based, but instead concentrates on the individual's inner strength and self-worth.

Dr. Michael Gilbert, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas and Executive Director for the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice, took notice of the transfoermation of the inmates at the Dominguez State Jail where the Inside Peace was filmed:

"Something very positive is happening here. Offenders seem to find understanding of themselves and a personal sense of inner peace, all of which may be needed to break destructive cycles and behavior patterns that have led them time and time again to jail and prison."

The Peace Education Program has been made a regular program at Domingues Stere Jail. Dr,Gilbert has also been known to say that the rate of recidivism noticablly decreased at Dominguez Stete Jail after the inmates were exposed to the Peace Class.

View the trailer at: insidepeacemovie.com

- Plus find more information about the awards, the making of Inside Peace, meet the filmmakers, press and news, interviews, special videos and information about the Peace Class (aka The Peace Eduction Program).

Visit: www.tprf.org

- for further information about The Peace Education Program and the work of The Prem Rawat Foundation, (TPRF), the collaborative partner with the Studio View Productions in the making of the film.

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