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GOGI is Longevity

How the heck are you GOGI Nation??  Streetwise GOGI Tamara here to share some ‘Insight from the Inside’ with you! Check out this rad GOGI poem written by one of our GOGI Leaders  from Ironwood State Prison. GOGI is Longevity By Vincent ‘BOBO’ Crama GOGl is a program, To help you self-exam, So please give a damn! There are twelve steps, To help you get prepped, So that your understanding becomes more in depth There…

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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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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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