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Lions Roar : January 2018
F IT’S QUIET SPACE you need to practice mindfulness meditation, beginning—much less maintaining—a regular sitting schedule would seem almost impossible in a solitary housing unit in Folsom Prison. In Folsom Prison’s Psychiatric Services Unit (PSU), I meet with men in cages called “therapeutic modules.” They look like oversized phone booths: gray, with small seats and tables—only small shelves, really—welded to the inside walls. The cages have thick plastic shields in front of the grids and bars to protect clinicians from being spat on. The cages have slots that allow the guards to remove the handcuffs the men must wear when they are not in their cells. Many are too dangerous to be allowed in the presence of another person without manacles. Even with manacles, some of them regularly sustain injuries when they go off on the guards who are leading them to or from their cells. When that happens, the guards just slam them to the floor. Because the PSU is a medical environment, I’m not allowed to talk about the Buddha, the dharma, or the sangha. But the dharma context of the meditation teachings comes through anyway, and I’ve learned to translate the teachings into street language and modify standard medita- tion instructions to fit the conditions and the men. TONY BERNHARD is a Buddhist chaplain who practices with inmates at Folsom Prison near Sacramento. TONY BERNHARD isn’t afraid to get real when he teaches at Folsom Prison’s Psychiatric Services Unit, where men in cages learn to meditate. PHOTOS BY JULIE SMALL Shit Happens I LION’S ROAR | JANUARY 2018 41