Thrive For Life Prison Project envisions a world where spiritual and educational services empower incarcerated individuals to thrive for life.


The incarcerated population has reached a staggering level in the U.S., and the environment these men and women inhabit offers little in the way of rehabilitation. 

Through retreats, mentorship, education opportunities, and employment assistance, Thrive For Life Prison Project provides accompaniment and consolation on the inside, and then the means to re-enter society and meaningfully contribute to the community once an individual is released.

We believe that by disrupting the cycle of recidivism through personal relationships and services—in tandem with legal efforts to reform criminal justice policies—the incarcerated population will dwindle, the stigma associated with serving time will give way to compassion and understanding, and the inequities and oppression of our current system will fade into our national past.

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what we do

Thrive For Life Behind the Walls


AMERICA MEDIA  July 11, 2018
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Why We're Taking Action

Key Statistics



Percentage of inmates with access to college classes in NYS 

New York State Bar Association Special Committee on Re-Entry, January 2016.


Percentage of parolees returning to NYC from state prison who are re-arrested within 3 years 

Recidivism among Parolees in New York City – Center for Court Innovation, November 2011.


Percentage of people released from city jails each year into homelessness or unstable housing

Preventing Homelessness Among People Leaving Prison -- Vera Institute of Justice, December 2003



Supportive housing for the formerly incarcerated


Ignacio House is a house of studies for up to 24 formerly incarcerated individuals. The house offers supportive living services, scholarships to local universities, and job opportunities with local employers

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Ignacio House



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