Calvin Malone began practicing Buddhism soon after he entered prison in 1992 and started writing about his prison experiences shortly thereafter. He has published numerous articles in Buddhist magazines and newsletters.
"Razor-Wire Dharma is not just for Buddhists, it is for anyone who values cultivating patience, forgiveness, tolerance, and a kind heart. Calvin shows us; in short, engaging anecdotes about his life in prison how to do this in even the most difficult of situations. This book is also for anyone who wants to learn more about America's criminal justice system and why, instead of helping people become productive members of society, it encourages recidivism. The ways to improve the prison system in order to benefit society as well as individuals become clear when you read Razor-Wire Dharma."--Thubten Chodron, author of Open Heart, Clear Mind