Prison Fellowship’s Road to Second Chances Prayer Walk to Take Place Saturday at Ohio Statehouse in Downtown Columbus—Reentry Resource Fair to Follow
Columbus, OH—Prison Fellowship®, the nation’s largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, along with the Justice Action Network, is hosting the Road to Second Chances Prayer Walk in downtown Columbus on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at the Ohio Statehouse. A reentry resource fair at the same location will take place immediately following the prayer walk at 12:00 p.m.
For too many who have served time behind bars, release from incarceration brings a new kind of prison: homelessness and poverty. Approximately 1 in 3 adults have a criminal record of arrest, conviction, or incarceration. They face up to 44,000 barriers to jobs, education, housing, and other foundations to a safe and productive life.
During the month of April, Prison Fellowship and over 800 churches, organizations, businesses, and passionate individuals around the country are unlocking brighter futures for approximately 70 million Americans living in the shadow of a criminal record.
Who: Prison Fellowship with support from Justice Action Network
What: Road to Second Chances Prayer Walk,
When: Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Where: Ohio Statehouse, West Plaza, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215
Media: All local media representatives in Columbus are invited to attend
This event is an opportunity to cover the city of Columbus, the state of Ohio, and our nation with prayer for people affected by crime and incarceration. You will hear real-life stories of people living out their second chance throughout the walk and experience opportunities to unlock second chances for those around you.
ABOUT PRISON FELLOWSHIP
Prison Fellowship is the nation's largest nonprofit, serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, and a leading voice for criminal justice reform. With more than 45 years of experience helping restore men and women behind bars, Prison Fellowship advocates for federal and state criminal justice reforms that transform those responsible for crime, validate victims, and encourage communities to play a role in creating a safe, redemptive, and just society.
For interview requests, please contact Jim Forbes, Prison Fellowship's Director of Communications, at 703.554.8540 or email him at Jim_forbes@pfm.org.