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Reflections on Compassion: Compassion Cultivation Training at Angola Prison

Lisel Joseph | June 12, 2018

Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola is the largest maximum-security prison in the United States, with at least 75% of inmates serving life sentences. With the support of Compassion Institute, Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) teacher Lara Naughton has collaborated with inmates and prison staff to bring compassion training to the challenging environment of Angola.


This video was produced, unprompted, by inmates who joined Lara’s first CCT class at Angola as participants and student teachers. In it, they reflect on what it means to hold compassion as a value, and how doing so can impact our daily lives.


To read more about Lara’s compassion work at Angola, visit our earlier blog post.