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“What is GOGI?”

“What is GOGI?” I get that question a lot from friends, family and people I meet as I work to grow our GOGI community ‘outside the wall’. I found that an explanation of the benefits of GOGI for the ‘free’ community was needed since GOGI was created ‘inside the wall’ by prisoners for prisoners. The ‘rehabilitative’ benefits of the 12 Tools of GOGI are well explained and documented. What the ‘free’ community needs to hear…

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Within Each Of Us Is The Ability To Change The World.

  GOGI Peeps! Streewise GOGI Tamara here to take you back in time ……. Almost every child dreams of being a superhero. The desire to help others and be of service comes naturally to children; almost as if it’s inborn in them. I remember wanting to be Wonder Woman from a very young age. Not only did she have a cool invisible plane but she helped people. I remember begging my parents to buy me…

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GOGI Crossword Puzzle Time!!!

Hey there GOGI Guys and Gals! Streetwise GOGI Tamara here with a GOGI crossword puzzle. Can YOU find all of the GOGI Tools? Click the link below the puzzle to download a pdf copy.  Tools of GOGI – Crossword Puzzle GOGI Tools Crossword Puzzle – CLICK HERE P.S. – Please come visit us at the Team GOGI 4 Life! Facebook group to get your GOGI on and learn how YOU can help us bring the…

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Coach Interviewed on Prison Pipeline Radio

Prison Pipeline is a radio program dedicated to educating the public about the Oregon criminal justice system. Their goal is to present a unique understanding of the criminal justice system, address the root causes of crime, and challenge the status quo.

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What is GOGI? See with your own eyes!

When your actions land you in prison … its never too late to get on the right track. Everyone can earn a second chance.

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Inside CDCR: 25 inmates graduate rehabilitative program at Salinas Valley

By Lt. Eduardo Mazariegos, AA/Public Information Officer Salinas Valley State Prison Salinas Valley State Prison held its first graduation of 25 inmates who completed the Getting Out By Going In (GOGI) program on Facility C. For a Facility known for violent incidents and entrenched gang activity, this was a milestone for the participating inmates as well as staff.  READ FULL ARTICLE

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Videotaping of self-help program at CTF boosts rehabilitation efforts

By Lt. Roland Ramon, AA/Public Information Officer Correctional Training Facility, Soledad In a coordinated effort, the staff of CTF and the film crew worked closely to identify the best way to videotape hundreds of programming participants. Holding the prisoners to a high standard of behavior and security, the two-day filming project resulted in footage to be edited into several hours of self-help educational media. READ FULL ARTICLE Downloadable PDF: article-10-22-15-videotaping-self-help

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Pepperdine Magazine: Prison Break

Prison inmates helped Mara Leigh Taylor find freedom and happiness. By Sophia Fischer When she walked into federal prison for the first time in 2002, Mara Leigh Taylor instantly felt a strong connection to the inmates and to the confined atmosphere. “It was like being hit by a lightning bolt of understanding. The prison looked like how I felt,” Taylor recalls. “I did not feel free or happy but I didn’t know why or how…

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