ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – The Pitkin County Jail is planning to offer a yoga program to its inmates.

The Aspen Daily News reported Monday that jail officials believe practicing yoga will help prisoners deal with the stress of imprisonment. They also hope it will positively influence future behavior and say a serene environment will mean a safer facility for staff and inmates.

Two volunteers will teach the classes. Officials say the inmates seem very receptive to yoga classes. Classes are scheduled to begin March 18.

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