Eugene Dey serves as the Director of Freedom Through Education Campus. He previously served as the Program Director of the Crop Organization and owns Outside Solutions Consulting. He is also formerly incarcerated.
While in prison serving an unjust life sentence as per three strikes, Eugene worked to develop a training and treatment platform so offenders could take a primary role in their transformation. He also published over 50 articles and essays going deep into what was then a system in crisis, buttressed by litigating hundreds of cases as a self-taught jailhouse lawyer. Eugene’s multifaceted activism grew into a collective effort to grow a rehabilitative program from the grass roots.
Since his 2013 release from prison, Eugene has shifted his focus from in-custody programming to building Freedom Through Education into one of the largest prisoner reentry programs in northern California.
In his free-time Eugene volunteers and consults for several organizations to end the school to prison pipeline. He is also a member of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) Policy Team which has resulted in major criminal justice reforms in California.
As a consultant, Eugene works to develop cost-effective rehabilitative platforms and unique community partnerships in this era of criminal justice reform. Eugene holds a BA in Sociology from California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), plus he’s a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II (CADC II), which is an advanced certification; in addition to a Forensic Addiction Counselor (FAC), which is a specialty certification. Eugene lives with his wife and children in Sacramento.