Inside Journal Newspaper Shines Light in the Dark
Prison can be a tough place to access inspiring reading material.
That’s why, since 1990, Prison Fellowship® has published Inside Journal®, our quarterly, full-color newspaper for incarcerated readers. Each edition—with tailored content for men, women, and Spanish speakers—offers the hope of the Gospel, relatable stories of other prisoners with transformed lives, and practical advice about making the most of a prison sentence.
This year Prison Fellowship circulated more than 878,000 copies of Inside Journal, thanks to your prayers and contributions. Available at more than 800 correctional facilities, Inside Journal continues to inform, inspire, and equip its readers.
878,000+ copies of Inside Journal were distributed inside prisons.
17,000+ Inside Journal NLT Life Recovery Bibles were distributed to prisoners.
$1.80 is the cost to provide Inside Journal for free to one prisoner for a year.
For the first time, thanks to a partnership with Tyndale House Publishers, readers could also get their own, free copy of the Inside Journal NLT Life Recovery Bible, prized among prisoners for its large print size, easy-to-read translation, and helpful supplementary content. More than 17,000 Inside Journal Bibles, in English or Spanish, were distributed this year.
This year, we also responded to more than 1,700 letters from prisoners who value Inside Journal's advice on topics like how to stay healthy. Others wrote to say how much they appreciate reading words of hope when they feel forgotten in a solitary confinement cell. Each letter is proof God can use a simple too l like a newspaper to reach prisoners with the Gospel no matter where they are!