Insight Prison Project
Transforming the lives of those impacted by incarceration through programs designed to develop behavior inspired by insight, accountability, and compassion.
Welcome to the Insight Prison Project
Welcome to the Insight Prison Project, where we transform the lives of those impacted by incarceration through programs designed to develop behavior inspired by insight, accountability and compassion and grounded in a restorative justice philosophy.
For over fifteen years, Insight Prison Project has been on a mission to foster insight and lasting behavioral change by providing rehabilitative tools to prisoners in California correctional systems. IPP’s programs are conducted by crime victims, community volunteers and prisoners themselves – a rare and effective response to our statewide prison crisis and to the needs of prisoners, parolees, crime survivors, correctional staff and our California communities.
IPP is a 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 1997 by Jacques Verduin (Founder and Executive Director of Insight-Out) with one class for 14 prisoners at San Quentin State Prison. Today, IPP regularly provides services to prisoners and parolees in 12 California prisons, 3 county jail facilities, several re-entry programs and other venues, empowering them to leave the prison of their minds and replace it with the light of insight, accountability and service. At San Quentin alone, IPP offers 20 regular core classes to approximately 300 prisoners for over 2,000 hours of self-development and self-management activities annually.
We remain dedicated to bridging the gap between punishment and parole through rehabilitation, so prisoners break the cycle of incarceration, stay out of prison, and become productive community members. We recognize the enormous impact of race and class in the criminal justice system and work toward a future where, instead of warehousing large numbers of people we use tools of restorative justice to address problems of crime and violence. We invite you to learn about our programs inside correctional institutions, our efforts to replicate these programs around the country, and how you can become a part of the solution.
IPP's 5th Annual Fall Fundraising Dinner -
"Beyond the Bars"
Thursday, November 13th
This fall we are hosting our 5th Annual Fall Fundraiser, “Beyond the Bars,” to celebrate our efforts and to bring together a diverse group of allies and donors who understand that, with personal commitment, understanding, collaboration and the right tools, prisoners can leave our broken system without being broken themselves.
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Open Position - Program Manager
The Program Manager will be responsible for managing facilitation and administrative activities of Insight Prison Project’s programs, primarily the Victim Offender Education Group (VOEG).
Click here to learn more about the Program Manager position and to apply.
We're Hiring! We are searching for a Program Manager to manage the facilitation and administrative activities of Insight Prison Project’s programs, primarily the Victim Offender Education Group (VOEG).
Welcome Letter from Our New Interim Executive Director, Billie Mizell
Insight Prison Project Executive Director Ellen Barry Stepping Down; Current President, Billie Mizell, Announced as Interim Executive Director
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