Jonathan went to prison when he was 18 years old. "When you're that young, you don't realize that even the smallest decision can affect your life in a way that you'll spend a lifetime trying to get back," he says.
Jonathan wasn't around for his daughter's first day of school. He wasn't there the day his son was born. The separation from his family, the ones he loves the most, has been devastating.
"I missed things that I can't get back," he says.
"He deserves to be loved," says Nikole, Jonathan's wife. "I want Jonathan to walk through life with [me]. I choose him."
Prison Fellowship® presents The Restoration Series: Jonathan's Walk, a 5-part documentary film series following one man as he re-enters his community after 15 years in prison, and the life-changing experience that a restorative prison program brings to him and his family.
AGAINST ALL ODDS
Jonathan has been looking forward to his release from prison for more than a decade, but this transition isn't going to be easy. The odds are against him: Although America is home to only 4 percent of the world's population, we house more than 20 percent of its prisoners.
Still, Jonathan is determined to take the skills he has learned into the world beyond incarceration. And he's resolved to stay there, helping to build his community for years to come.
Prison Fellowship invites you to follow along as Jonathan faces his challenges and walks into freedom—for good.
Although America is home to only 4 percent of the world's population,
we house more than 20 percent of its prisoners.
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Watch Episode 1, "Jonathan & Nikole," now.
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