The benefits of meditation practice in the correctional setting.

  title={The benefits of meditation practice in the correctional setting.},
  author={Melvina T Sumter and Elizabeth Monk-Turner and Charlie Turner},
  journal={Journal of correctional health care : the official journal of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={47-57; quiz 81}
This research examined the impact of a structured meditation program intervention on female detainees, comparing an experimental group and a control group for medical symptoms, emotions, and behaviors before and after the intervention. A 2 1/2-hour meditation session was held once a week for 7 weeks. Study participants completed a medical symptoms checklist before the program began and after it ended. At the posttest period, the experimental group experienced fewer sleeping difficulties, less… CONTINUE READING
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