IPP logo 
Donate Now

IPP Needs Your Support!

Insight Prison Project, serving those who are incarcerated since 1997, is being called upon now more than ever to offer our one-of-a-kind highly successful rehabilitative programming.


As California seeks ways to address the state budget shortfall, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has virtually eliminated funds for in prison rehabilitative programming.


At this very moment 300 men who live within the confines of San Quentin are developing behaviors inspired by insight, accountability and compassion week in and week out. 


They need your support today!  With your help they will become champions for change in their families and in their communities.


To donate, please click on the PayPal link in the left hand column or visit our website's donation page.

IPP in the News

Common Grounds annual yoga issue featured James Fox's and IPP's yoga and meditation program in an article titled Yoga in San Quentin - Where a Step on the Mat is a Step in the Right Direction by Rob Dison. To view, visit the Common Ground website, select September 2010, then go to page 56.

yoga class - common ground article

Tuesday Yoga class

Photo Credit: Common Ground Magazine

IPP on the Road 

Jacques Verduin, IPP's Founding Director, will be traveling to Amsterdam in early December to present at a TED X Women's Conference to share the IPP story. Stay tuned for the full story in our first newsletter of 2011.

Fall Event a Huge Success!

With over 150 guests in attendance, IPP's first ever Fall Event was a huge success. Keynote speaker Jack Kornfield led the discussion about incarceration, recidivism, and reversing these growing trends. Two of our graduates spoke of their journies through incarceration and toward freedom.  A survivor of a violent crime gave voice to her journey as well. 


A very heartfelt thanks to Jack Kornfield, the planning committee, and our wonderful table hosts that brought in their friends, family, and colleagues to learn about our transformative work. Table sponsors included the One California Foundation, VanLoben Sels/RembeRock Foundation, the Omnia Foundation, Marin Community Foundation, and a grant from the East Bay Community Foundation. 

Spring VOEG Facilitator Training


The next Victim Offender Education Group (VOEG) Facilitator Training will be held Monday, May 9th - Friday, May 13th, 2011. The purpose of this intensive training is to help offenders fully understand and take responsibility for the impact of their actions and to make the necessary changes in their lives in order to live a productive life free from prison. Click here  for details about the training. 


If you have questions, or would like to sign up to receive the VOEG training newsletters, please contact Jennifer Thompson at Jennifer@InsightPrisonProject.org.



Our Vision: Insight Prison Project envisions a vibrant and just society that inspires individual transformation beyond the walls of both personal and institutional incarceration.


Our Mission: Insight Prison Project transforms the lives of those impacted by incarceration through programs designed to develop behavior inspired by insight, accountability and compassion.


People like you! A very special and heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported our transformative work this year either through monetary contributions or by contributing their valuable time and talents. Your contributions allow us to transform the lives of those impacted by incarceration through programs that develop behavior inspired by insight, accountability and compassion. Thank you, thank you, thank you.