PRISON FELLOWSHIP'S VIRTUAL 5K
RUN FOR SECOND CHANCES
There are people in your community living with the burden of a criminal record. Their past limits their access to housing, employment, and other things they need to lead a full and productive life, long after they have paid their debt to society and turned their lives around.
During April, you can show your support for second chances by participating in our virtual 5K. No matter where you are you can run or walk for yourself, a loved one, or a neighbor who has been affected by incarceration.
Are you ready to get moving for second chances? Register today!
HOW DOES A VIRTUAL 5K WORK?
- Register your support and receive your special race packet. Includes: runner's medal, race bib, tips and recommendations, and more.
- Run any time, any place, any speed you want during the month of April. You can walk, run, use the treadmill, run outside, organize your own race, or participate in an existing local race.
- Engage online with other participants by posting photos or videos, raising money or awareness for second chances, or any number of other community activities.
65 MILLION AMERICANS
HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD
Every person has God-given dignity and potential. However, some 65 million Americans—or one in four adults—have a criminal record, which limits their access to education, jobs, housing, and other things necessary for a full and productive life.
48,000 LEGAL RESTRICTIONS
In addition to widespread social stigma, there are more than 48,000 documented legal restrictions that weigh down those with a criminal record. While many people find hope and a new identity behind prison walls, they lose it a few steps past the prison gate when faced with barriers that can seem insurmountable.
LET'S MAKE APRIL A CELEBRATION OF SECOND CHANCES!
UNLOCKING SECOND CHANCES
Unlocking Second Chances is a Prison Fellowship campaign to help build safer, more flourishing communities by removing the barriers that prevent people who have paid their debt to society from reaching their full, God-given potential. Through awareness-building events, storytelling, and policy reforms, we affirm that people with a criminal record have the dignity and capacity to make important contributions to society.
Second Chance Month, a national effort to recognize the dignity and potential of people with a criminal record, is key to this campaign. Its aim is to raise awareness of collateral consequences and provide second-chance opportunities to returning citizens.