Concord Prison Outreach is a coalition of faith communities and individuals committed to helping prisoners build better lives for themselves and their families. We recruit, train, and support volunteers to go behind the walls and teach skills that will help inmates succeed when leaving prison. Our weekly BEACON Emotional Literacy classes touch the lives of over 250 inmates per year. We run Nonviolent Communication workshops that help us listen deeply to ourselves and others, and discover the depth of our own compassion. Although Nonviolent Communication runs during the day at MCI Concord, it’s a great workshop for volunteers. We organize a holiday gift bag project and deliver gifts of toiletries and stationary to 1700 inmates housed in the two prisons in Concord, Massachusetts. We also sponsor events in the community to educate the public on issues relating to criminal justice and prisons.

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