Christmas can be complicated—but never more so than when you have a loved one behind bars.
"With time God gives these prisoners back what maybe they abandoned or was taken from them. Lives are being changed."
John Baker, the founder of Celebrate Recovery, lauds a new partnership to enhance Prison Fellowship®'s in-prison curriculum and recruit more Angel Tree® churches to serve prisoners’ children and families.
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.
In the last year of his life, Chuck Colson, the founder of Prison Fellowship, re-visited Maxwell Federal Prison Camp near Montgomery, Alabama, where he served time in the 1970s.
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.
At the 11th annual Angel Tree Football Clinic on Aug. 27, Prison Fellowship and the NFL Alumni of Northern California joined forces to give more than 200 at-risk kids, ages 7 to 13, an unforgettable day away from stresses and pressures.
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.