“Finding Freedom: Writings From Death Row,” by Jarvis Masters
Jarvis Masters is a young black man who sits on Death Row in San Quentin. This book outlines his discovery of meditation and Buddhism whilst in prison, and the liberating effect they have had on his life, allowing him to face up to and transcend his own abusive past.
Meditating on the floor of his cell, Masters works to bring peace into the chaos of San Quentin, sometimes saving lives in skillful and courageous interventions that put his own life and well-being on the line
“Finding Freedom” is both inspiring and, at times, extremely humorous.