The 7 Habits On The Inside
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Creating a culture of safety in prisons and jails.


Over 10 million people are in prison worldwide, and 70 percent will reoffend after they are released.

The question is, what can we do for these individuals while incarcerated the first time to prepare for a law-abiding life? Just locking people up does not teach them how to make correct decisions, nor does it repair character flaws that led to their incarceration in the first place.

“He (Anwar Sadat) records that he was almost loathe to leave his prison cell because it was there that he realized that real success is success with self. It’s not in having things, but in having mastery, having victory over self.”

-Stephen Covey


The Solution

FranklinCovey’s 10-12 week training course for offenders has been proven to be life-changing.

Studies show that recidivism drops to as low as 8% and administrative violations drop by over 76% for graduates of the 7 Habits on the Inside. The bottom line is prisons and jails are safer.


Once offenders believe that they can choose their path in life, they begin to make changes, before they are released, that lead to a successful parole and reintegration into society.


THE 7 HABITS ON THE INSIDE is a process that changes prison cultures by building a common foundation for staff and offenders.

The process allows both groups to use a common language to find mutual understanding and foster an environment that is conducive to behavioral change. Some of the outcomes as a result of the program are:


  • Offenders learn how to take initiative.
  • Offenders understand they have a choice in every situation.
  • Offenders complete the course with a plan for operating in society once they are released.
  • Offenders become positive role models to their families and friends.
  • Offenders become program compliant.




  • Two days-7 Habits training for prison staff and administrators
  • One day-Certification for trainers in The 7 Habits on the Inside
  • One day-Consultant implementation assistance
  • One telephone coaching call
  • Training materials for staff and offenders