We are pleased to announce that the U.S. House Appropriations Committee honored Chuck Colson with a task force on federal corrections. The Committee has set aside funds in the FY2014 spending bill to establish the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections to make recommendations to increase public safety, improve offender accountability, reduce recidivism, address victims’ services, and control costs.
Justice Fellowship’s press release is available here.
Chuck Colson’s vision of a justice system that promotes both accountability and redemption has left a lasting impact on the hearts and minds of members of Congress, many with whom he forged close friendships, including chairman of the House Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations subcommittee, Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA).
“I am pleased to see the legacy of a great friend continue through the prison reform provisions in this year’s Commerce-Justice-Science spending legislation in what will be known as the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections,” Wolf said. “Chuck made arguably one of the biggest impacts on prison reform following his own incarceration, and his kind heart, strong Christian values and committed work will live on through the Colson Task Force at a time when it’s needed most. Our prisons are overpopulated, dangerous, expensive and violent, but by channeling Chuck’s impactful work and focusing on the differences made through Prison Fellowship and Justice Fellowship, we are bound to see positive change in our prison system.”
Please take a moment now to tell your legislators to support the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections! You can use Justice Fellowship’s model email to make your voice heard.
Craig DeRoche is the president of Justice Fellowship. To learn more about the work of Justice Fellowship to bring about renewal of the criminal justice system in the United States, please visit www.justicefellowship.org.