Impact Statement: Planting Seeds of Hope

To date, The unPrison Project (UP) has already reached 20,000 women in prisons, or 10% of the total female prison population in the United States.  Over 150,000 women are incarcerated in the United States, and 2.7 million children under the age of eighteen have a parent in prison. UP touches them through their incarcerated mothers and in detention centers, schools, and homeless shelters.

Our Mission: To advance education, mental and emotional wellness, and teach life skills to women, men, and youth in U.S. prisons to help transform and build their lives, with a focus on women and the mothers in prison.

As its founder and motivational educator, Deborah Jiang-Stein uses her unique story of hard won transformation to teach and plant seeds of change so when the women are released, they won’t return.

The unPrison Project is a registered nonprofit with 501(c)3 status.