This week, “America ReFramed” aired its feature-length documentary on the lives of incarcerated moms: “Mothers of Bedford.” “America ReFramed” is a television series bringing its viewers a “snapshot of the transforming American life.”  Within the last few decades the number of incarcerated women in America has more than doubled, and today, 80 percent of female inmates are biological […]
May 15, 2014
Written by Rebekah L. Stratton
In Larry’s state, a study showed that more than four out of five prisoners who successfully completed one of Prison Fellowship’s intensive reentry programs haven’t returned to prison since release.
May 13, 2014
Written by Prison Fellowship
This coming Sunday we’ll celebrate all the moms in our lives – mothers, grandmothers, and special women who have loved us well and helped us become the people we are today. Lately I’ve been thinking about moms in a unique circumstance – the ones behind bars. Whenever I visit a women’s prison, I’m heartbroken, thinking […]
May 9, 2014
Written by Jim Liske
At Prison Fellowship, we see many prisoners transformed into new people with changed hearts because they've met Jesus. And when these prisoners are released into society and faced with the temptations of the free world, their new faith is often what helps them resist returning to their former way of life.
May 9, 2014
Written by Rebekah L. Stratton
Please pray that God will pave the way for Eric to return home to his daughter, and eventually, to return to prison as a volunteer to share his softball ministry.
May 5, 2014
Written by Carolyn Kincaid
We think a lot about restoration at Prison Fellowship Ministries. We believe that restoration is the theme of God’s activity throughout Scripture – and in the present day, too. Since we want to take our cue from Him, we work and pray to make restoration the goal of everything we do with prisoners, returning citizens, […]
May 2, 2014
Written by Jim Liske
From March 5 until April 20, Kent McKeever of Waco, Texas, wore orange prison clothes each day. He wore them to the grocery store, to the movies, to run a race, and even to jury duty. McKeever, a youth pastor and lawyer, explains why he donned prison garb throughout Lent: “Even though it wasn’t real and […]
April 29, 2014
Written by Rebekah L. Stratton
Never underestimate what He can do with humble hearts totally surrendered to His plans and purposes for the world.
April 28, 2014
Written by Dave Dove
With another Tax Day recently passed, Americans are once again reminded of the monetary costs needed to maintain an ordered society.  We are also reminded that not all of the money collected for this purpose is used as effectively or as efficiently as it could be. This is definitely true in the case of corrections […]
April 22, 2014
Written by Steve Rempe