Founder and Director
Jacques Verduin, MA Somatic Psych., is a father, community organizer and a teacher. Since 1997 he has pioneered innovative in-prison rehabilitation programs in San Quentin. In 2011 he founded Insight-Out (IS0), which provides services and self-development opportunities to prisoners and challenged youth and empowers them to positively transform their predicament. Jacques has trained former prisoners to act as Change Agents in the community, working to prevent violence and incarceration. He is a subject matter expert on mindfulness, emotional intelligence and transforming violence. He has worked in prisons for 17 years and serves as a catalyst for state-wide prison reform in California.