• We work to improve the quality of life of the prison and post-prison population of Colombia
  • We generate second chances for people who mostly haven't had the first
  • In colombia there are 118,000 inmates, human beings who deserve a second chance
  • We promote the financial inclusion and productivity of colombia's prison and post-prison population
  • We believe in the healing, transforming and reconciling power of theatre, music and art
Historias privadas de la libertad


In a world that is moving at full speed and whose relationships are increasingly ephemeral, second chances are underrated. We easily recognize when we should give someone a chance, but are we aware of the moments when we believe to deserve them as well? This is a question that invites us to reflection, to look inwards and identify what we do for others, to improve the life of our community, and which may result in a drastic change of life, as happened to Johana Bahamón.

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Our Work

Crecimiento Interno

The Intern growth

An awakening of consciousness that leads to self-realization. It is an inner and deep process that promotes reconciliation with oneself, one's environment and finally with society. It contributes with support for rehabilitation from addictions to the prison population.

  • Psychosocial support
  • Scholarships
  • Addiction rehabilitation support
  • Spiritual retreats
  • Yoga
  • Motivational Workshops
  • Coaching
  • Meditation
  • Neurolinguistic Programming
  • Holistic therapy
  • Mental Health Care
  • Early stimulation workshop
  • Legal Brigades
  • TEDx at "El Buen Pastor" Prison
  • Conflict resolution and leadership

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Arte Interno

Intern Art

Resocialization through art and culture, generating innovating spaces of reconciliation between the prison population and the civil population, through art and culture.

  • Theatre
  • National Prison Theatre Festival
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Oral expression
  • Reconciliation Concert
  • Plastic arts
  • Art exhibitions
  • Literature
  • Photography

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Trabajo Interno

Intern work and education

Permanent workshops in life project, entrepreneurship and finance education. Training and orientation according to the needs of the labor market, scholarships, assistance and work opportunities.

  • Creation of a company
  • Finance Education
  • Production projects
  • Inclusive Business
  • External Restaurant
  • Internal Agency
  • Dressmaking workshop
  • Brand "Libres" Made in the prisons of Colombia
  • Food Truck "Go Lupe"
  • Restaurant "Intern"


  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Peacekeepers
  • Sports development
  • Fashion and beauty business management
  • Technology Workshop
  • Internal Link
  • Financial education workshops
  • Cybersecurity

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Casa Libertad

Freedom House

In alliance with the Ministry of Justice and Law, INPEC (National Penitentiary and Prison Institute), Colsubsidio and the District Secretary of Security, Coexistence and Justice, we generate opportunities for human and productive development of people who have regained their freedom through our intervention model.

Casa Solución

Solution Home

  • Productivity
  • Training and productive workshops for labor reintegration.
  • Technical and technological training
  • Gastronomy
  • Confection
  • Cosmetics and aesthetics
  • Employability
  • Training for work
  • Oral expression
  • Image Consulting
  • Production Workshops
  • Scholarships
  • Accompaniment to undertakings
  • Financial Services
  • Financial Education
  • Sales training
  • Yoga
  • Addiction rehabilitation support
  • Psychosocial support

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Highlights 2020

  • IV Festival de teatro Carcelario

    IV National Festival
    of Prison Theatre

    Six prisons in Colombia participated in the fourth version of the National Prison Theatre Festival, which was held for the first time virtually. During one week and through our web page, the civil population could enjoy the different plays performed by the inmates of the Modelo, Good Shepherd and Picota prisons in Bogotá, the Modelo in Bucaramanga, the women's prison in the city of Popayán and the Medium Security Prison in the city of Ipiales.

  • Curso virtual pospenados

    Virtual education for all

    For two months, the Fashion School and the Center for Entrepreneurship at University Sergio Arboleda, in partnership with the Fundation Intern Action, offered two certified virtual courses to people deprived of their liberty, post-penitentiates, their families, guards and INPEC administrative staff.

  • Logo Colegio de Abogados Penalistas

    Legal support in times of pandemic

    Since the outbreak of this pandemic, the Fundation Intern Action has worked in partnership with the Colombian Association of Criminal Lawyers, Lawyers in Quarantine and a team of volunteers in the legal area to benefit more than 600 people deprived of their liberty and post-prisoners.

  • Aid to the prison population, post-penitentiary and their families in times of Covid-19

    Thanks to the solidarity of all the people and organizations that have joined our cause, we have been able to deliver 46,744 hygiene items, 70,978 bio-security items, 381 food markets, 95 industrial sanitizing machines, 158,144 bags of detergent for the 132 prisons in the country and 7,675 medicines to the people who have been deprived of their freedom, those who have already recovered it and their families. These deliveries have benefited 60,711 inmates, 312 post-prisoners, 488 family members and 15,369 guards and administrative staff.

  • Diplomado en servicio al cliente

    Diploma in customer service
    for post-penitents

    20 users of Freedom House graduated from the Customer Service Diploma taught by Diageo Colombia through the Learning for Life program and certified by the University Mayor of Medellín.

  • Empleabilidad pospenados

    Employability for the post-penitentiary

    Thanks to the partnership with Grupo Éxito, a group of people who have already regained their freedom are now working with this organization. The post-graduate students were trained in subjects such as customer service, logistics and sales.

  • Logo BID

    Projects with the Inter-American Development Bank

    The Second Opportunities international cooperation project will aim to strengthen the Internal Action Foundation to continue its work of resocialization and to reduce the incidence of recidivism in the country's post-prison population. In this first semester, the IDB is working on documenting the experience of the Fundation Intern Action since its inception, as well as designing a monitoring and evaluation model.

Donaciones Fundación Acción Interna


Help us to continue improving the quality of life of the prison population, post-prisoners and those in vulnerable conditions.

With your contribution we will ensure that thousands of inmates achieve true re-socialization with productive programs and opportunities for social and financial inclusion.


Since 2012 this Foundation works to improve the quality of life of inmates and those who are to be set free in Colombia.
We have worked with over 30.000 inmates in 27 penitentiary facilities around the country.


Restaurante Interno

Restaurante Intenro

"INTERNO" is the first restaurant in the world open to the public in a women's prison. It is a unique model of social reinsertion and without doubt an example of re-socialization that bets on the creation of innovative spaces for reconciliation between the prison and the civil population. Here the traditions of the region are exalted and the work is done for the improvement of the prison, social and tourist sector of the Colombian Caribbean zone.

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+57 (310) 2 600 134
Cartagena - Colombia

Go Lupe

Go Lupe

As a social undertaking initiative, the Internal Action Foundation has a food truck, which generates employment for post-penitentiary persons. Go Lupe works throughout the city in events and places with a large influx of people.

It is currently operated by post-penitentiaries.

de 8:00 am a 5:00 pm
Av. Caracas #36-41

Libres - Productos hechos a mano en las cárceles de Colombia

Libres - Productos hechos a mano en las cárceles de Colombia.
Handmade products from Colombian prisons

Made by women who have regained their freedom and believe in second chances.

Team of Volunteers

Be part of the great team of volunteers of the Internal Action Foundation and help us to create Second Opportunities.

Our Allies