CRI has opened my eyes to know who I am today and who I was in the past, my accountability for each and every day of my life forward and the impact of my lifestyle and how it connected my crime to my behavior and thinking process.
 
CRI is very important to me and other inmates because it gives us insight about domestic violence, abuse, denial, anger, emotional intelligences, avoidance, incarceration syndrome and grief.  I continue to get better regarding my emotions which I have been disconnected from for years.  CRI has helped me to open up my emotional intelligence.  
  
Preparing men for and supporting them through the transition from incarceration to freedom, assisting them in being contributing members of society.  Proving that with preparation and support, the cycle of incarceration can be broken.
  
CALIFORNIA REENTRY INSTITUTE
  
Preparing men for and supporting them through the transition from incarceration to freedom, assisting them in being contributing members of society.  Proving that with preparation and support, the cycle of incarceration can be broken.
  

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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.
 
 
  
California Reentry Institute
PO Box 51 Clayton CA 94517
925-549-1416
info@californiareentryinstitute.org
 
California Reentry Institute is an IRS approved 501(c)3 organization