Welcome to the Freedom Within Project
The mission of the Freedom Within Project (FWP), also known as Freedom Within Prison Project, is to change the culture inside prisons and jails, from one of violence and gang oppression, to a place where inmates learn to take responsibility for their thoughts, feelings, and actions through self-awareness and emotional literacy.
The impact of this work has a powerfully positive effect upon the inmates, their families, communities, and upon our society as a whole.
Freedom Within Project hosts Second Annual Benefit Concert to raise money and awareness
A huge thank you to everyone who joined Freedom Within Prison Project for our Second Annual Benefit Concert & Fundraiser! Guests enjoyed a very special evening as talented musicians performed songs about prison and freedom. This event included a raffle and silent auction with great contributions from local businesses. All proceeds went directly to the Freedom Within Project and helped fund a concert, featuring the same musicians, that was held the next day for inmates inside prison walls at Salinas Valley Sate Prison.
Inside Salinas Valley State Prison:
Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) is home to America's most powerful prison gangs and is projected to have more than 700 assaults this year. The following video footage gives viewers a rare glimpse into prison culture as well as a look at the lives of some of the inmates who participate weekly with the Freedom Within Prison Project, as well as other programs.