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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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Salt Lake Tribune: What’s GOGI? Utah inmates wanting a better life can tell you.

Today, Coach Taylor says, GOGI students are in prisons and jails in every state. Some read the book, newly revised in January, on their own; others form groups that work together to implement the tools; and some are led by volunteer coaches. There also are GOGI groups in treatment centers, halfway homes and support groups organized by ex-cons.  READ FULL ARTICLE: Downloadable PDF: article-10-14-13-whats-gogi-utah-inmates

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The 2012 CalSouthern Difference Award – Coach Taylor

READ FULL ARTICLE Downloadable PDF: article-2012-calsouthern-difference-award   WATCH THE AWARDS CEREMONY —

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Huffington Post: Finding Self-Worth in Jail—Getting Out by Going In

By Cheryl Saban Ph.D. “Getting Out by Going in — GOGI, as the program is known, is permitted and endorsed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and administered by founder and executive director, Coach Mara Leigh Taylor, author of Women in Prison – Women Finding Freedom. Coach Taylor teaches women how to GET OUT of old behavior by GOING INside themselves to find a sense of personal responsibility, personal accountability, and personal freedom.” READ…

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