We provide opportunities to
for those touched by the justice system
In 2012, we hosted the first TEDx inside an adult prison—ever. We are the only prison to hold 6 annual events, plus 3 TEDxSalons & 2 TEDxYouth events, so that TED has become part of the fabric of the institution. Learn more...
Working both inside and outside of prison, our core programs are:
strength-based, trauma-responsive and collaborative
based in positive attitudes about people's dignity, capacities, rights, uniqueness and commonalities
mindful of the wide-ranging human needs for Belonging (establish trusting connections), Mastering (learning, solving problems, and meeting goals), Independence (self-control and responsibility) and Generosity (respect and concern)
developed with or by those impacted by incarceration, addiction, and adversity