x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Turning Keys

This event occurred on
March 15, 2014
8:00am - 3:30pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
Monroe, Washington
United States

The Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) will be using TEDx as a vehicle to address and share ideas surrounding prison reform. On a national level, sentencing reform and prison capacity is a growing concern as addressed at the highest level by Attorney General Eric Holder. In true Washingtonian fashion, MCC would like to be the catalyst to address those issues head-on by providing our most innovative thinkers, both staff and offenders, with a forum to prove to the global community that Washington sets the bar in the world of Corrections.

By having a TEDx in a prison setting, we are taking a national and global stance on prison reform and how we can improve upon the practice for public safety. Including staff and offenders to be speakers alongside our Community Guest speakers, our event proves the answers do not lie within those outside the walls of confinement, but can be found within those who live the life each day.

TEDx Monroe Correctional Complex promises to be a day addressing the ways we think about prison and how that can change prisons. Not through massive changes that can take years or decades, but hundreds of small changes that can foster positive change in days or months.

Monroe Correctional Complex
16550 177th Avenue SE
PO Box 777
Monroe, Washington, 98272
United States
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Organizing team


  • Marjorie Petersen
  • Peter Maxson
  • Susan Biller
    Rule Maven
  • Michele Wood
    Team Member
  • Rick Samp
    Team Member
  • Will Mader
  • Annie Williams
    Team Member
  • Angela Trim
    Team Member
  • Rob Herzog
  • Greg Miller
    Team Member