Prison Fellowship® is the leading faith-based voice shaping the public debate on justice.
ADVANCING JUSTICE THAT RESTORES
God calls us to remember those in prison (Heb. 13:3 NIV) and “learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression” (Isa. 1:17 ESV). So where do we begin?
Prison Fellowship® is the leading faith-based voice shaping the public debate on justice reform. We mobilize Christians to advocate for a restorative approach to justice that advances proportional punishment, constructive prison culture, and second chances.
Our justice reform resources equip individuals and policymakers to bring about meaningful policy change on both the federal and state levels. Our goal is to help you—no matter where you’re starting from— to determine your response to the biblical command to remember those in prison and pursue justice.
JUSTICE ACTION CENTER
Change won't happen without you. Our advocacy tool enables you to share content with family and friends and take action in minutes. Make a difference by raising your voice.
More than 4,700 Christians and faith leaders have signed this statement. When we reach 10,000, we’ll deliver the Justice Declaration to the President. Add your name now and receive updates and advocate alerts!
This free small-group curriculum and virtual group study explores crime and incarceration through a biblical lens and equips participants to pursue justice that restores.
STORIES OF JUSTICE
WHY PELL GRANTS MATTER
Why Should Christians Advocate for Justice That Restores? Drawing from Biblical examples, former prisoner turned pastor and advocate Quovadis Marshall provides an in-depth look at the Christian case for advocacy.
Getting a job with a criminal record: Mia was excited to return to work when she was released from prison. But she found out that’s easier said than done for someone with a criminal record. See how Mia rebuilt her life to become a high-level executive that’s giving back to the community.
Through Pell Grants, we can tap into the God-given potential of incarcerated people who have much to contribute. Access to Pell Grants can't change a person's release date, but it can dramatically change the outcomes for the person and for society.
We welcome you to join us as we break down barriers and unlock brighter futures for the 1 in 3 Americans with a criminal record.
DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL?
Whether you're an advocate, or someone struggling within the criminal justice system, we want to hear from you about the impact these issues and legislation have had on your life.
SECOND CHANCE MONTH
Second Chance Month® is a nationwide campaign with more than 600 partners to change perceptions of and unlock second chances for the approximately 70 million Americans who have a criminal record. See how you can unlock second chances.
Justice Ambassadors are select advocates who are equipped by Prison Fellowship to develop relationships with lawmakers, leverage social media, host awareness events, and more. Learn how you can raise your voice as a Justice Ambassador.
RESOURCES FOR CHURCHES
Our resources kit offers carefully cultivated tools and free resources to inspire churches to advocate for a criminal justice system that upholds restorative values so that communities are safer, victims are respected, and those who have caused harm are transformed.
PRISON FELLOWSHIP AND JUSTICE REFORM
Our justice reform team works to bring about meaningful policy change on both the federal and state levels. The Second Chance Act (2008), the Fair Sentencing Act (2010), the FIRST STEP Act (2018) are among our greatest federal victories. We’ve also played a prominent role in passing hundreds of state reforms. Additionally, Prison Fellowship convenes a bipartisan body called the Faith & Justice Fellowship that includes lawmakers committed to advancing justice that restores.