We seek to promote understanding of the issues surrounding incarceration and restored citizens,
and create a forum for discussion and action.
VIDEO: High-schoolers & parents of Temple Israel Columbus talk about their life-changing visit to prison, hosted by HBC in February 2016.
TEDxMarionCorrectional is the first TEDx to be held inside an adult prison. Our inaugural event was in 2012 and we will be hosting our 11th TEDxMarionCorrectional in 2017.
LEARN MORE ABOUT TEDxMCI HERE.
We host a number of other events inside prison, which benefit community education and rehabilitation. The men are able to use and hone their skills in planning, speaking, facilitating, video, audio and design, and most importantly they sustain connections and belonging to the outside. Social ties and opportunites to be productive and engaged members of society improves morale on the inside and is a key predictor of successful reentry.
One Billion Rising. With words, music and dance, the men of MCI join people in 200 countries in a mass action to end violence against women.
H.O.P.E. Music Fest. A day of accomplishment, fun, friendship, curious minds and warmed hearts as we celebrate our H.O.P.E. graduates.