Welcome to Concord Prison Outreach

Concord Prison Outreach is a coalition of faith communities and individuals committed to helping prisoners build better lives for themselves and their families. We recruit, train, and support volunteers to go behind the walls and teach skills that will help inmates succeed when leaving prison. Our weekly BEACON Emotional Literacy classes touch the lives of over 250 inmates per year. We run Nonviolent Communication workshops that help us listen deeply to ourselves and others, and discover the depth of our own compassion.  Although Nonviolent Communication runs during the day at MCI Concord, it’s a great workshop for volunteers. We organize a holiday gift bag project and deliver gifts of toiletries and stationary to 1700 inmates housed in the two prisons in Concord, Massachusetts. We also sponsor events in the community to educate the public on issues relating to criminal justice and prisons.

We welcome you to join us in our mission to bring support and human kindness to the incarcerated in our communities. Sign up for our mailing list to receive our newsletter.  Browse our website to learn more about our programming, and contact us to learn more about volunteer opportunities in the Concord Prisons. If you cannot volunteer, consider donating to help us pay for text books, and other teaching materials to support our volunteers. Together we can change the world, one person at a time, one program at a time.


Carol Peters

Executive Director