Message from co-founder and executive director – Wayne Jacobs

Thank you for visiting our site. We look forward to engaging you in this ever-important mission that lies ahead of us. Simply put, mass incarceration and recidivism is ruining our country. According to research conducted by the Prison Policy Initiative, 11M people cycle through prison each year. Beyond this staggering number, far too many of these individuals become trapped in a revolving door. They become engulfed in the prison industrial complex, leading to the destruction of their lives and those around them. Furthermore, these individuals are not able to impact on our economy and country in a productive way. I, along with my board members, have been able to break this cycle and serve as proof that it is possible to get beyond the bars to become positive contributing members of society. We set out every day to prove this to the world and help other formerly convicted individuals to similarly turn their lives around. There are a lot of ways for you to get involved. Please reach out to us at the email address below if you are interested.


Wayne Jacobs, Co-Founder and Executive Director
X-Offenders for Community Empowerment