About Alpha in Prisons
Alpha in Prisons was launched in December 1995 in the United Kingdom in response to demand from prisoners who had the desire to live changed lives. Currently, more than 80% of UK prisons are running Alpha.
After Alpha USA was established in 1996, the first course was run in a U.S. prison in 1997. Alpha now reaches tens of thousands each year in all types of prisons and correctional institutions for both men and women, and is also used in young offender and juvenile institutions.