Prison Fellowship launched a movement this week in one of the most dangerous states in the country to keep former inmates out of prison for life.
Out4Life was launched in Arizona which has the sixth highest incarceration rate among the 50 states and where one in 33 adults is under correctional control.
“Arizona is ranked as the 9th most dangerous state,” said William Anderson, Prison Fellowship’s Arizona director. “We must make changing this ranking a top priority.”
The re-entry movement is a collaboration between Prison Fellowship—the world’s largest outreach to prisoners and their families – and government agencies, businesses, community-based organizations, and other faith-based organizations. The goal of Out4Life is to tackle recidivism more effectively and help ex-prisoners successfully reintegrate into society.
Simply put, it’s about “working together to give prisoners a second chance,” according to Prison Fellowship.