Pete Russell is a dedicated yogi and author. He has been incarcerated since 2001 and was wrongfully sentenced to death in 2003 for Capital Murder. He is currently incarcerated at the infamous Polunsky Unit in Texas. For 23.5 hours a day, Pete lives in a single-man cell surrounded by inmates who suffer from mental illness. He found his way to Siddha Yoga while incarcerated on Texas Death Row and continues to maintain his peace of mind through reading, writing, and meditation. He has also inspired many inmates to use yoga and meditation to deal with the stress of isolation in solitary confinement and to improve their overall well being and outlook on life.