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The Mission of the San Quentin T.R.U.S.T. is to assist men in becoming leaders within themselves, their families, their communities and to build a bridge of accountability between the community inside and outside of prison.

T.R.U.S.T. Graduation 2019


May 2021


T.R.U.S.T. is "Teaching Responsibility Utilizing Sociological Training".

The T.R.U.S.T. organization is an umbrella covering a variety of programs and events serving the San Quentin community. Currently, these are: the T.R.U.S.T. Workshops, Project L.A., Anger Management (taught in Spanish), and Emotional Health and Wellness.  A Graduation event is held every year to honor the graduates from all of the T.R.U.S.T. programs. In addition, the T.R.U.S.T. organization sponsors an annual Health Fair to benefit the San Quentin population. All this is made possible with the hard work, commitment, and leadership of 15-20 currently incarcerated men, known as Fellows and program volunteers.


We are proud that T.R.U.S.T. has been functioning since 2003. While the individuals who make up the Fellows can change over time, a stable mission, along with a steady commitment from the outside facilitators and volunteers provides a strong and enduring quality to the programs.


We hope to foster an understanding with you, our greater community, of the tremendous growth that occurs among the men who participate in our programs. Many men inside San Quentin are working hard, against the odds, to become productive, law abiding, self-aware individuals. Also encouraging is that our members who have rejoined the community are currently fulfilling responsible positions in a variety of areas. 


Please use this website to get to know us better.  Be sure not to miss the Personal Insights page. It is truly inspiring!

You can read a reflection here from one of the guys

about how to cope during COVID on the inside. 

Read about our

video productions here

and how it helped us stay connected with the group.

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Special thanks to Acting Warden Oak Smith , our Public Information, Officer L.T. Berry, and our Community Partnership Manager, Lt. Gardia for supporting this website.

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