What is Freedom Within Prison Project?
Freedom Within Prison Project (FWPP) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the inner personal growth of incarcerated men. The goal of Freedom Within Prison Project is to create environments where inmates learn to take responsibility for their thoughts, feelings, and actions through self-awareness and emotional literacy.
With the aid of outside volunteers and professionals, who have deep commitment and experience in the unique arena of men's group work, Freedom Within Prison Project conducts weekly circles and occasional weekend intensives where inmates can safely explore, and work through, personal issues that have prevented them from living up to their full potential as human beings.
Through working with FWPP, prisoners take behavioral, emotional, and spiritual responsibility for their lives, positively impacting the level of consciousness in the entire prison community, as well as within their families, and aspects of society outside the prison walls.
What FWPP Provides
Within State Prison environments, Freedom Within Prison Project primarily utilizes weekly self-help discussion groups and weekend intensive trainings to allow inmates to make a positive shift in their lives.
This allows the culture inside the prisons to change, from one of violence and gang oppression, to a place where men learn to take responsibility for their thoughts, feelings, and actions through self-awareness and emotional literacy.
The impact of this work has has a powerfully positive effect upon the inmates, their families, communities, and upon our society as a whole.
How You Can Help
Become a Volunteer
To learn about how you can help, by volunteering your time and energy, to facilitate powerful positive change please contact Marc L'Ecluse (at) Freedom Within Project.org
Facillitate a Fundraiser
If you or your group would like to provide Freedom Within Prison Project with a benefit fundraiser, or if you can facillitate a fundraising event by working as a local coordinator for Freedom Within Prison Project, please contact Marc L'Ecluse (at) Freedom Within Project.org
Donate to Freedom Within Prison Project
Freedom Within Prison Project (FWPP) is committed to assisting maximum-security prison convicts in taking behavioral, emotional, and spiritual responsibility for their lives.
All donations between $10 - $100,000 provide for continued weekly men's circle groups and annual men's training weekends inside the Salinas Valley State Prison, as well as a continued expansion of men's circle groups and training programs into other men's prisons statewide.
Your donation counts and every single dollar helps. Thanks for your support!
All donations are tax-deductible.