Mission & Purpose

Brilliance Inside transforms prison from being strictly a container of violence to a creator of rehabilitation and peace, empowering residents to be agents of positive change in their community.  We believe that sustainable positive human change starts by connecting to the brilliance we each have inside, building the resilience and emotional intelligence tools to shine that brilliance independent of outside circumstances, and, as we do so, shifting the culture of our homes and communities.


Recognizing that hurt people hurt people, the US prison system provides (1) a safe community by separating those who do harm until they have found healing and rehabilitation and (2) a safe rehabilitative space for the prison residents to heal the pains that led to their criminal activity.  Prison residents reintegrate society with the tools to contribute to society with respect, integrity, contribution and connection.

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