With 40 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.
In recent years, Alaska has embarked on a comprehensive review of the state’s corrections and criminal justice systems. In 2014, the legislature established a bi-partisan commission to analyze the state’s current criminal justice practices. The commission released its report in December of 2015, which led the legislature to enact SB 91 in 2016. This law makes significant changes in sentencing and corrections policies in order to promote more constructive prison culture, proportional punishment, public safety, and reduced taxpayer expenditure.
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PRISON FELLOWSHIP IN ALASKA
Prison Fellowship's past work in the state includes an effort to help innocent individuals avoid the collateral consequences of a criminal indictment, Prison Fellowship supported Senate Bill 108 in 2014. While this bill was successfully passed by both chambers of the legislature, it was eventually vetoed by the state's governor in 2014. In 2013, Prison Fellowship supported Senate Bill 64, which sought to improve Alaska's probation and parole systems and provide closure for those who have been wrongly convicted of a crime.
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Grounded in biblical values and signed by over 100 Christian leaders, the Justice Declaration is a call to the Church to deploy its unique and unparalleled capacity to respond to crime and over-incarceration.