“My name is L.J, and when I first started Criminon my life was chaotic.
“Although I sought happiness, it was hard because some of my thinking and actions were immoral. The environment here (inside DC Jail) wasn’t the best, but by my attending Criminon. I began to gain a better moral standing and view of life.
“The precepts of Criminon are applicable in everyday life. We all have an obligation to apply these precepts if we choose to be happy.
“It has been an honor to participate in Criminon, and I will continue to apply these precepts on my way to happiness. Thank you.”
L.J. – Washington, DC, DOC Central Detention Facility
“My motive for writing you is to express my gratitude for the warm moments you all spend with us. Your time spent with us has helped me a lot in my life because I am a different person in the way I think now than I used to be before – all because of your bringing the course to the Chapel – “The Way to Happiness.”
“I also sent a copy of the booklet to my eldest daughter and it also had a great influence in her life. On page 19 it says to “honor and help your parents” and whenever I call home and ask about her my wife will say to me how much of a help she is to her – all because of the copy of The Way to Happiness.
“I can’t find the words to say how grateful I am to all of you because at the moment I thought my life was all over I got hope because of the certificate and what I was able to accomplish from the course. I presented it to the judge and because of it, I was able to get eight years and not life.
“I am taking some time to say a special thank you to all of you and many the Lord Jesus Christ bless you and keep you and make his face shine upon you.”
Criminon New Life DC Graduate – Washington, DC Central Detention Facility
“I’m recently serving time in DC Jail, and I got introduced to Criminon one year ago. Since then I have learned so much from this class. I have learned how to control my attitude in different circumstances.
“I always was not a friendly person because of the street life I was living prior to this. This class helped me to be open in a classroom and learn from the teacher and everybody’s point of view.
“So altogether, I have learned to be more humble, to be open-minded, to listen more, to stop using drugs, and to live life in here and on the outside more safely and productively.
“Thank you to Criminon and to my teacher.”
B.T. – Washington, DC, DOC Central Detention Facility
“Why I benefit from Criminon:
“I get a different way of looking at life. Through this class I’ve come to an understanding that I’m responsible for my actions. I play a part in any situation I put myself in. Through Criminon I’ve learned that I have to care for the next person.
“Life is made of my experience and how I figure through them will show who I am. I care more and learned to love myself more. Today life is beautiful ’cause of the way I look at it now. I love the power I receive through Criminon. Power is knowledge.”
R.J. – Washington, DC DOC Central Detention Facility