Who We Are
OPEN, INC. (Offender Preparation & Education Network, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt
correctional service agency founded in Dallas, Texas, in 1979. Our mission is to motivate
and prepare persons with a criminal history to adopt and maintain a socially responsible and
personally rewarding lifestyle.
OPEN believes the current approach toward crime and punishment actually makes the
problem worse. We can never hire enough police to protect us, and we can't afford to lock up
every criminal for the rest of his or her life. We need a new approach toward the problem, one
that looks beyond popular solutions to find the real key to change.
Types Of Activity
From our beginning, OPEN has studied the causes of repeat crime in order to find a way to
break that negative cycle. Our first eight years were spent developing projects to serve as
models for effective correctional programming.
About Our Prison Ministry
OPEN ublishes a series of guidebooks designed to familiarize inmates and families with rehabilitation and the prison, parole and court systems. Ned Rolloi executive director and an ex-offender, also lecture.