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Ronald Cavanaugh

Director of Treatment

Alabama

HQ Phone:  (334) 242-5100

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Alabama

401 Adams Ave Ste 580

Montgomery, Alabama,36104

United States

Company Description

We are a non-profit nationwide organization dedicated to the reduction of crime through the reform of the criminal justice system. We are a prison and jail reform advocacy group headquartered in Washington, DC with chapters or affiliates in most states of the ... more.

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Employment History

Director of Treatment

Alabama Department of Corrections


Commissioner

AL DOC


Affiliations

National Coalition of STD

Board Member


Web References(49 Total References)


The Dhamma Brothers: The Film Director's Statement

www.dhammabrothers.com [cached]

- Dr. Ron Cavanaugh, the Director of Treatment for the Alabama DOC
When the prison psychologist, Dr. Ron Cavanaugh, invited me to visit and to interview some of the meditating prisoners, I packed my tape recorder and flew down. That visit and the stories that I heard while there set my course over the next ten years. Soon after that first trip to Alabama, I became aware of a meditation practice, Vipassana, which is taught in centers around the world and contains the elements that I had always thought were most needed in an effective prison program: the opportunity and techniques for significant introspection in a safe and supported environment. With collaboration among Ron Cavanaugh, the Alabama Department of Corrections, The Lionheart Foundation, and the Vipassana center in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, a Vipassana program was first brought into this Alabama prison in 2002.


The Dhamma Brothers: The Film Trailer

www.dhammabrothers.com [cached]

Panel discussion with Jenny Phillips, Producer/Director/Writer of The Dhamma Brothers, Dr. Ron Cavanaugh, the Director of Treatment for the Alabama DOC, and Warden Gary Hetzel of Donaldson Prison.


The Dhamma Brothers: The Prison Story

www.dhammabrothers.com [cached]

Four years after the shutdown of the program at Donaldson, Dr. Ron Cavanaugh brought it back in 2006.
Dr. Ron Cavanaugh, the Director of Treatment for the Alabama DOC,


LIonheart's work at Donaldson Correctional Facility, Bessemer, AL |

lionheart.org [cached]

The psychologist, Dr. Ron Cavanaugh, told Troy that the only way the inmates could get a room in the prison designated for a group was to conduct a formal course of study that was pre-approved by the AL DOC.
Over the next four years, with support and encouragement from the Lionheart Foundation as well as Donaldson psychologist, Dr. Cavanaugh, Troy's study group grew into a large pool of several hundred inmates who participated in the Houses of Healing program and were meditating on a regular basis. Since its introduction, The Lionheart Foundation has donated more than 1500 copies of Houses of Healing to state prisons in AL. (Hundreds more have been donated to county and federal prisons within the state.) Because of the close working relationship that Lionheart developed with Dr. Cavanaugh and because the Houses of Healing Program was so integrated into Donaldson, Lionheart has donated 525+ copies of Houses of Healing to this one facility. Prior to the Vipassana retreat, Lionheart had donated 400+ copies to Donaldson. Dr. Cavanaugh agreed to conduct a similar battery of tests with inmates at Donaldson. In June 2000, Jenny and Robin went to Donaldson to meet with Dr. Cavanaugh and observe the inmate facilitation of Houses of Healing courses. The training was underwritten by The Lionheart Foundation and sponsored by the AL DOC under the direction of Dr. Cavanaugh who had, by then, been promoted to the position of Director of Treatment for the entire state prison system. Sixty+ (60) corrections professionals representing seven (7) AL state prisons and six (6) AL work release facilities attended the training that was held in Montgomery. By the time the Vipassana retreat was introduced to Dr. Cavanaugh and the Commissioner of the AL DOC, hundreds of men within Donaldson had participated in the Houses of Healing program.


The Dhamma Brothers Film |

lionheart.org [cached]

With the strong support of Dr. Cavanaugh and the acceptance of the Commissioner, the AL DOC approved the retreat.
In January, 2002, Robin and Jenny went to Donaldson and met with the warden, Dr. Cavanaugh, Vipassana teachers, and prisoners to support the launching of the first retreat. Robin and Jenny approached Dr. Cavanaugh and the AL DOC with the idea of filming within the prison and producing a documentary.


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