In an article called "There's more than one way to run a prison" written by Eric Allison, the Guardians prison correspondent, The Prem Rawat Foundation Peace In Education Programme gets a mention.
Thameside is a modern jail, far removed from the Victorian local prisons that still dominate. The grounds are spacious and pleasant, with outside sports facilities that could grace a university campus. Take away the bars from the jail wings and you could be looking at a low-budget hotel. The Thameside director, John Biggin, says security is concentrated mainly on the perimeter, which enables him to operate a more relaxed regime within the prison.