Eldra Jackson, III

co-Executive Director, Inside Circle

Advocate, Activist and Trainer on men's empowerment, racial justice and criminal justice rehabilitation

A writer and sought after public speaker on the topics of at-risk youth advocacy, effective criminal justice rehabilitation, authentic leadership, inclusivity, community building and turning around ‘toxic’ masculinity, Eldra brings clarity of purpose, mission focus, and inspiration to his role at Inside Circle. He was an inmate at New Folsom Prison when he joined Inside Circle and began the inner personal journey that eventually led to his release in 2014 and his current leadership role. A living example of successful rehabilitation and re-entry, Eldra has dedicated his free time on the outside to serving at-risk youth, and acting as a facilitator, trainer, and mentor.