California Reentry Institute (CRI) is a Pre and Post Release Program for inmates serving in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation at San Quentin State Prison.
CRI believes that it takes a minimum of 18 months to 2 years to prepare for release from prison and that is why we have created our CRI Empowered Reentry program. A program run by an experienced team with strong curriculum designed to provide education and life skills. Men who voluntarily enter our program will be helped to understand who they are, where they have been, where they are going, preparing a road map to successfully get there and stay the course.
CRI believes that there has to be a cohesive transition from incarceration to freedom. In order to be successful our graduates must have a “safe place” to go upon their release. A place where they can continue the work they have started and have assistance with adjusting to life on the outside, gaining employment, and reconnecting with family and community. Services are provided to make this happen, including individual case management, life-long support, encouragement, and assistance.