Aaron Burris is the Director of Business Development at Inside Circle, a nonprofit creating opportunities for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals to reduce recidivism and violence in their communities. The criminal justice system suffers from a lack of effective in-custody rehabilitation programs.
Inside Circle organizes weekly healing circles to address trauma, foster personal accountability, and empower inmates to gain self-agency around prosocial lifestyle choices.
Aaron delivered this speech at Stand Together Foundation’s August 2022 Catalyst Summit in Denver, Colorado to an audience of over 300 nonprofit leaders. Aaron shares his personal story of incarceration, transformation, and how Inside Circle breaks the cycle of inhumanity in and out of prison.