Inside Circle

Mission: Inside Circle empowers system-impacted people to lead change from within by providing opportunities for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people to heal and serve both themselves and others. We exist to reduce recidivism and all forms of violence – physical, emotional, and psychological – in our prisons and communities.

Background: In 1996, on the grounds of New Folsom State Prison in Represa, California, the Men’s Support Group, what is now known as Inside Circle, took shape after a race riot on the B-Facility yard.


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Created date

July 24, 2022

Cite as

Kim Fortun, Ginny Oshiro and Tiffany Trang. 24 July 2022, "Inside Circle", STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 1 September 2022, accessed 27 March 2023.