In this episode I speak with Eldra Jackson III, Co-Executive Director of Inside Circle, a non-profit that runs programs within prisons and the community with the aim of empowering system-impacted people. We discuss Eldra’s experiences within the justice system, his experiences with Inside Circle, and the amazing trajectory that this involvement had on the rest of his life. I truly hope you’re as inspired by this episode as I was.
Eldra Jackson III
Eldra Jackson III is co-executive director of Inside Circle, a non-profit that runs programs within prisons and the community with the aim of empowering system-impacted people. Also a writer and sought-after public speaker on the topics of at-risk youth advocacy, effective criminal justice rehabilitation, and turning around “toxic” masculinity, Eldra brings clarity of purpose, mission focus, and inspiration to his role at Inside Circle. He was an inmate at New Folsom Prison when he found the program and began the personal journey that eventually led to his release in 2014, and his current leadership role. A living example of successful rehabilitation and re-entry, Eldra has dedicated his free time to serving at-risk youth, acting as a facilitator, trainer, and mentor for organizations like Youth Empowerment and Goals Association, Shoulder to Shoulder, and the Alternatives to Violence Project.