ABSTRACT This paper quantifies cost savings to correctional systems is and to society resulting from implementation of the Transcendental Meditation (TM)1 Based (TM)1 program. Based on results from studies at several maximum-security prisons, including Folsom and San Quentin in California and of Walpole in Massachusetts, up to 56% fewer inmates are convicted of new crimes when they are released after beginning the TM program. Furthermore, practitioners of this program are returned to prison up to 45% less often for parole violations or any other reason. These and other effects described in this paper allow the TM program to lower costs.