Inmate Treatment Program

Learn more about the RUInside Jail & Prison inmate treatment program.
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RUInside is a faith-based institutional inmate treatment program designed to teach recovery without relapse to those held in bondage to their addictions and strongholds. Often the various hurts, habits, and hang-ups of inmates are not dealt with as they spend time in an institution. We want to bring hope inside these walls! Deeper than that, we want to bring hope inside the hearts of the hopeless!

Our desire is to see spiritual freedom brought to those who are spiritually and physically in bondage. That freedom is found through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, who is the Truth that makes free. Jesus said to those who had faith in Him: “and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”


An overview of the curriculum used in the RUInside inmate treatment program.

RUInside offers a complete recovery curriculum, which includes four phases as well as an introductory book (called the Overcomer) and the RU “It’s Personal” Daily Journal. This curriculum is a proven discipleship course that offers a crystal clear presentation of the Gospel. It also equips them with the Word of God on how to deal with the stresses and pressures of life, both inside and outside of an institution. The books are all-inclusive, making them affordable and practical for the institutional setting and can be used in prisons, jails, rescue missions, halfway houses, and other institutions as well. It includes:

  • Overcomer Workbook – This book explains how to begin recovery by developing a personal relationship with God.
  • Phase 1 Workbook – This workbook explains how to have recovery without relapse, as well as how to deal with adversity.
  • Phase 2 Workbook – This workbook introduces the fruit of the Spirit, and how to experience true love, joy, and peace.
  • Phase 3 Workbook – This workbook explores the fruit of the Spirit in relationships, such as longsuffering, gentleness, and goodness.
  • Phase 4 Workbook – This workbook reveals the personal impact of fruit of the Spirit: faith, meekness, and temperance
  • Daily Recovery Journal – This journal is a tool to learn to communicate with God every day. Six months is provided.
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 Inmate Testimony Excerpts

The following are excerpts of testimonies from people whose lives have been positively impacted by the RUInside inmate treatment program. You can read their complete testimonies and others on our Inmate Testimonies page.

I started attending at first as a means to get out of my cell, but I started listening to what our leader had to say and I started reading the material she gave me. It was as if God was speaking right to me. Suddenly it all made sense and I decided to give my heart to Jesus.

Nothing has worked for me before. I’ve tried going to treatment facilities, AA meetings, and even managed to stay sober for a year [in my own power] but I was miserable, unhappy and not very fun to be around.

I feel so blessed and I know that I need Jesus in my life. He has been teaching me every day and filling my heart with his love. Even though I’m behind bars, I finally feel free! It’s hard to explain, I was so down and out when I went to jail, but now I see that it was all a part of God’s plan for me. I’m using the time that I’m in jail to get to know God. I am so excited to tell people about God and how great He is!


The RU program I am attending has helped me to gain a peace and understanding that can only be found with God. The people in the program shine with God’s light and make me feel loved and welcomed. I never before wanted to be around people who went to church. My two uncles were deacons in the church. My RU family is exactly that… MY FAMILY! God is good every day.


Help Us Make a Difference

RUInside California’s amazing volunteers and supporters are working to make a difference in the lives of the incarcerated. Will you join us as we work to transform lives with the Gospel, so jails and prisons release disciples of Jesus Christ instead of repeat offenders?