“Who would ever believe this Alabama hellhole would one day
foster one of the most progressive rehabilitation programs in the world? Strange, but true...It's a powerful journey...A truly inspirational piece of documentary filmmaking.”
– Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
Meet Warden Gary Hetzel
March 23, 2010 — Duke University Screening
Panel discussion with Jenny Phillips, Producer/Director/Writer of The Dhamma Brothers, Dr. Ron Cavanaugh, the Director of Treatment for the Alabama DOC, and Warden Gary Hetzel of Donaldson Prison.
"Having lived almost 23 ½ years in the Alabama prison system, I've lived each day not wanting to die but aware that my behavior was in fact a death sentence. The difference Vipassana made was life instead of death to a dying man."
– Willie Carroll, Dhamma Brother