Noel is a talented artist in the Oregon Department of Corrections. He gave Prison Fellowship® permission to use these images of his artwork and told us what it's like to create art in prison.
This article was originally published in Prison Fellowship®'s Inside Journal®, a quarterly newspaper printed and distributed to corrections facilities across the country.
Can a Christmas gift help prevent crime?
Lieutenant Jim Quattrone, a sheriff’s deputy with 29 years of experience, believes it just might.
Jim has served communities in Chautauqua County, New York, on the coast of Lake Erie, for his entire career in uniform.
Prison can be a dark place, full of corrosive influences. Prisoners who want to follow Christ must fight against a tide that threatens to push them back into old behaviors and thought patterns. Other men and women might be curious about Jesus, but, cynical about the value of “religion,” they balk at the idea of attending a chapel service.