After spending 21 years in prison for murder, Sean Walker was released in 2014. Since then, he has been working to help others, and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has cited his successful rehabilitation as a sign of what’s possible when inmates are offered the supportive programs they need to re-enter society and live productive lives. In this letter, Sean writes about how the Peace Education Program helped him get his life on track.
On July 22 CBS affiliate KCAL TV covered the Peace Education Program (PEP) on its popular morning show, featuring an interview with TPRF volunteer Sally Weaver that was broadcast throughout Southern California.
“Light Behind Bars” chronicles the transformation of incarcerated women in Tires, Portugal as they participate in the Peace Education Program and try to come to terms with the devastation of their past actions. It was produced independently by Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, the public service broadcasting organization of Portugal, which has shown it on television affiliates throughout the country.
In this interview, volunteer Tony McLean shares his perspective on the Peace Education Program (PEP) at Thameside Prison in London.
Ana Margarida Seixas writes about her experience facilitating the Peace Education Program (PEP) at a prison in northern Portugal.