How do you explain incarceration to a child?

Crime affects many people. The oft-forgotten victims are the children of the incarcerated.

In this month's issue, Smithsonian Magazine focuses on the millions of American children who struggle every day with the effects of incarceration.

January 18, 2017
Written by Emily Greene

Prison Fellowship® did something new in 2016 for Angel Tree®. We partnered with Christian media and publishing company Zondervan to offer Angel Tree families free Bibles in either English or Spanish.

"What better way to deliver the Gospel message than to put a Bible in the home?" asks James Ackerman, Prison Fellowship's president and chief executive officer, in this week's Insider.

January 16, 2017
Written by Emily Greene

You did it! In 2016, nearly 300,000 children with incarcerated parents received Christmas gifts and the Gospel message thanks to your support and contributions.

In this week's Insider, Prison Fellowship® CEO James Ackerman thanks all of our Angel Tree® coordinators, volunteers, and donors for the incredible devotion they have shown these children.

January 11, 2017
Written by Emily Greene

A little boy approached James Browning at an Angel Tree® party to ask if he too could have a gift. This child had tagged along with some friends, but unlike the other children, his parents were not incarcerated.

"We could not refuse him and gave him a gift," James says.

January 3, 2017
Written by Emily Greene

As we close the page on this year, we wanted to take one last moment to celebrate all that 2016 stood for—40 years of redemption, transformation, and hope in the lives of millions of broken and lost individuals all across the country.

December 29, 2016
Written by Prison Fellowship

For 40 years, Prison Fellowship® has been going into correctional facilities, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with those behind bars, and offering the hope of true transformation. Through the use of Bible-based programming, and with the help of thousands of committed volunteers, lives are being changed, hope is being restored, and darkness is being replaced with the promise of a future.

December 23, 2016
Written by Prison Fellowship
The first part of this story appeared here.

The weather threatened to cancel the party. Temperatures hovered below freezing, the roads a mess the evening before. At 7 in the morning, we weren't even sure church would proceed as normal. But we moved forward with our plans, hoping to welcome more than 30 Angel Tree kids and their families that afternoon.

December 22, 2016
Written by Zoe Erler

For 40 years, Prison Fellowship® has been going into correctional facilities, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with those behind bars, and offering the hope of true transformation. Through the use of Bible-based programming, and with the help of thousands of committed volunteers, lives are being changed, hope is being restored, and darkness is being replaced with the promise of a future.

December 21, 2016
Written by Prison Fellowship

2,500 gifts were handed out at an Angel Tree® Christmas party in Tennessee this past Saturday.

The New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro hosted a special Christmas party for prisoners and their families. Incarcerated parents were transported to the church to spend the evening with their children.

December 20, 2016
Written by Emily Greene