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The RISE In-Prison Program continued to have programming delays in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic as facilities would go into lockdowns for weeks - even months on end. However, our program participants and peer facilitators stayed focused and determined, often meeting with their fellow classmates in housing units, which allowed the program to stay on course.

"I’m not a competition guy. I'm a creation guy...when you are competing, compete in the spirit of creation. Compete in the spirit of bringing people together united and then we can all win. We can all rise above our current circumstances.”
- RISE Graduate

The 6th cohort in the Omaha Correctional Center graduated from the RISE reentry program in August 2021.

April 23, 2021 via CultureFeed
Does Character Have a Role to Play in Prison Education Programs? Yes.
Character development is one of the benefits that we should pursue in more prison education programs.

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