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The 7 Habits® on the Inside - FranklinCovey

The 7 Habits® on the Inside


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.

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.

FranklinCoveys 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.


Habit 1: Be Proactive®

Focus and act on what you can control and influence instead of what you can’t.

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Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind®

Define clear measures of success and a plan to achieve them.

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Habit 3: Put First Things First®

Prioritize and achieve your most important goals instead of constantly reacting to urgencies.

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Habit 4: Think Win-Win®

Collaborate more effectively by building high-trust relationships.

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Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood®

Influence others by developing a deep understanding of their needs and perspectives.

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Habit 6: Synergize®

Develop innovative solutions that leverage differences and satisfy all key stakeholders.

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Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw®

Increase motivation, energy, and work/life balance by making time for renewing activities.

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Course Details

The Outcome

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 conducive to behavioral change.

The Results

Some of the results of the program include:

  • 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 program compliant.

Program Includes

  • 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

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