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 2016, Arkansas completed a two-year assessment of its criminal justice system through the Arkansas Legislative Criminal Justice Oversight Task Force. This task force proposed many policies to both increase public safety and reduce the cost of corrections in Arkansas. These recommendations include focusing supervision resources on people who are most likely to re-offend, improving the quality and consistency of the parole decision-making process, and revising sentencing standards. With the support of its citizens, the Arkansas legislature hopes to enact these proposed reforms during the 2017 legislative session.
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PRISON FELLOWSHIP IN ARKANSAS
Prison Fellowship's victories in the state include working with leaders from all three branches of the government in 2011 to enact the Public Safety Improvement Act (Senate Bill 750) to effectively increase public safety and reduce government expenditures by focusing scarce resources on the most serious offenses.
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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.
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