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, the Missouri Criminal Justice Task Force pushed for legislation that would remove a collateral consequence that acts as a major barrier to returning neighbors securing meaningful employment. When such legislation failed, Governor Jay Nixon issued an executive order that will ensure every qualified individual is allowed to compete for positions in the state government by eliminating the requirement to report criminal history on an employment application.
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PRISON FELLOWSHIP IN MISSOURI
Prison Fellowship victories in the state include supporting the passage of Mississippi House Bill 585 in 2014 to help reduce the recidivism rate among individuals who have been charged with non-violent crimes by strengthening the state’s drug court, probation, and parole programs.
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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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