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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Highlight of the Month

Please check out our latest Partner Newsletter for update on our organization

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Transitional Supportive Housing

On June 29, 2019, we were thrilled to welcome one of our retreatants from Otisville Correctional Facility, Victor, to our transitional housing program!
We are looking forward to having him in our wellness program and to assisting him in re-entering the community.

Click here for more info on Ignacio House

AF. June 2019

HAPPENING NOW

Opening of Ignacio House!

We are grateful to announce the official opening of Ignacio House, a supportive transitional housing residence for 24 formerly incarcerated individuals in the Bronx.

Ignacio House residents receive supportive living services, life skills workshops, mentoring, access to scholarships to local universities and colleges to ensure quality educational opportunities, and job workforce training with local employers. 

 
 

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Thrive For Life Behind the Walls

 
 
 

AMERICA MEDIA  July 11, 2018
Watch the video above to learn more about the work Thrive For Life does behind the walls

 
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Why We're Taking Action

Key Statistics

 

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Percentage of inmates with access to college classes in NYS 

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

53


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.

20


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

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Your financial contribution will ensure Thrive For Life can fulfill its mission and meet its goals.

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If you want to support the men and women of our community either behind the walls or on the outside, click below to learn more.

Contact us

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