This touched me more deeply than 99% of the 1000 documentaries I've viewed since I saw it a few years back on torrent. For some reason I thought of looking for it again and there it is, posted 2 days ago! Not sure if it will stay online for long so grab it now!
Please watch this one!
[D]emonstrates the transformative efficacy of meditation on even the most
unlikely candidates. Two teachers of Vipassana, known in America as
"insight meditation," teach a nine-day retreat at an Alabama maximum
security prison renowned for its harshness and violence. The teachers
actually move into the prison, living and sleeping there. They inform
the prisoners that the retreat, in which strict silence is required,
will be more rigorous and disciplined than their regular schedule. The
results are pretty miraculous. The participants find emotional
wellsprings opening up, and their descriptions of the experience of
intense meditation are extremely moving. Many of these men, who have
committed crimes like murder and rape, will never see the outside again,
and so the only prison they have a chance to escape is the one the mind
creates. They even win over the skeptical guards (one says he has not
heard this much silence "since kindergarten"!). With success comes
controversy, as the Bible Belt southerners react against the
"witchcraft" of the Buddhist converts. With Buddhism take increasing
root in America, hopefully we will see more movies like this one about
the practical application of a Western brand of the Dharma.