“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
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Dhamma Brother Omar Rahman (1953–2009) discusses his life in prison and the impact of the Vipassana program.   The Dhamma Brothers discuss their lives, their brotherhood, and the impact of Vipassana six months after the first program in 2002.   Dhamma Brother Ricky Alexander talks about the difficulties and the benefits of his meditation practice.


Meet Warden Gary Hetzel

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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.

Willie Carroll, Dhamma Brother
"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



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