The Justice Declaration Symposium trained pastors to be like first responders, running into the problem instead of away from it.
It takes courage to be baptized—especially when you’re a prisoner. But that didn’t stop a group of men inside one Texas prison from stepping out in faith.
Sen. Cam Ward is passionate about second chances and has led the charge for justice reform in Alabama. Ward agreed to answer our questions about criminal justice reform in the state.
When people talk about prisoners being responsible, it’s usually in the negative sense of culpability. But in the Prison Fellowship Academy, every participant has positive responsibilities, like fulfilling their program commitments and supporting their Academy classmates. And that changes everything.
Access to Pell Grants can’t change a prisoner’s release date, but it can dramatically change the outcomes for the person and for society. By restoring investment in education behind bars through Pell Grants, we can tap into the God-given potential of people who, despite their choices in the past, can make significant contributions to their families, communities, and future employers.
Every year, thousands of prisoners’ kids attend summer camps through Angel Tree Camping. Angel is one of those kids, and for her, camp has been a refuge.
Prison Fellowship recently partnered with Hillsong NYC to bring its worship band inside Rikers Island Detention Center in New York City. The result was “amazing to see.”
For most of his life, Josiah steered clear of “crazy” Christians who “make no sense,” just like his Wiccan parents told him to. But in prison, he encountered a "presence" he couldn't explain away.
Four-year-old Kassey was confused when her father went to prison. But with the help of Angel Tree, she came to understand that good things can come from bad situations.