I feel fortunate for the opportunity to carry on a part of Justin’s legacy, the class inside Folsom Prison. His visit there is still remembered fondly, and the class has helped the men beyond measure. So here, I convey their immense gratitude as well as my own. Thank you, Justin, for helping to heal humanity.
Yesterday I brought the news of Justin’s transition to the men inside Folsom Prison. We always begin class in a circle of chairs, sharing and reading together. They were very somber and quiet as they received the news. Justin’s respect for them, and his words, “We are all living one life; your joy is my joy; your pain is my pain,” created a great sense of kinship between the men and Justin. They expressed so much gratitude for his life, for the form, for the difference it has made in their lives. One of them, a successful doctor before his incarceration, says that only through his TCC practice while in prison has he truly learned how to be a joyful human being. Justin has given them the gift of freedom within, no matter their circumstances. They cannot say thank you enough.
– JH, Placerville, California