Prison Fellowship Awarded Bush Foundation Grant to Assess and Improve Prison Culture in North Dakota
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Prison Fellowship®, the nation's largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, and a leading advocate for criminal justice reform, has just been awarded a Community Innovation grant from the Bush Foundation to spread the practice of using a prison culture assessment instrument to improve prison environments in North Dakota.
Community Innovation grants are meant to be transformation capital. They are an investment in an equitable future where every person has the opportunities and the support they need to thrive.
"We hope that this new assessment tool will lead to changes in prison culture that can better support the needs of incarcerated people as they prepare for reentry into their communities," said Rudy Guglielmo Jr., Grantmaking Officer at the Bush Foundation.
"We are thrilled to be awarded a Community Innovation grant from the Bush Foundation—dedicated to equipping transformative change in prisons," said Jesse Wiese, National Director of Program Design and Evaluation for Prison Fellowship. "This investment will lead to the development of a cutting-edge strengths-based prison culture assessment in North Dakota that we hope will inspire corrections’ departments across the region and nation to think differently about what defines success for those who live and work in prisons."
"The North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is excited to be partnering with Prison Fellowship in this endeavor to effectively measure and change prison culture," said Dave Krabbenhoft, North Dakota Director of Corrections and Rehabilitation.