Blaze Compton Blaze Compton, MA, is the National Prison Project Coordinator for the David Lynch Foundation (DLF) and a Certified Transcendental Meditation Instructor. For the past eight years, in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Corrections, Western Oregon University, and the Center for Social and Emotional Health at Maharishi International University, he has been the on-site director ofThe Oregon Prison Initiative, an ongoing research project funded by DLF investigating the effects of The Transcendental Meditation Technique on inmate trauma, criminal thinking, and a variety of other focuses traditionally associated with criminal tendencies and recidivism. Publications Nidich S, O’Connor T, Rutledge T, Duncan J, Compton B, Seng A, Nidich R. (2016). Reduced trauma symptoms and perceived stress in male prison inmates through the Transcendental Meditation program: A randomized controlled trial. The Permanente Journal, 20(4):43-47. Nidich S, Seng A, Compton B, O’Connor T, Salerno J, Nidich, R. (2017). Transcendental Meditation and reduced trauma symptoms in female inmates: A randomized controlled trial. The Permanente Journal, 21(1): 39-43.