Volunteer Nancy mentors women awaiting their release from prison. The incarcerated women, however, aren’t the only ones transformed by this mentorship.
Even in a regular non-pandemic year, the separation from family can impact the mental health of men and women behind bars during the holidays.
Prison Fellowship explores how U.S. prisons provide hospice services for terminally ill men and women. “I listen to people’s regrets, their stories, their happiness, their joy. I listen to their confessions.”
Prison ministry volunteers Dave and Judy McElyea reflect on decades of volunteer experience and how faith-based organizations can make a positive impact on prisons.
Martha Ackerman and Stephanie Segel are bringing community and peace to prisons through a restorative art program called Create: New Beginnings.
"I did my time at Louisiana State Penitentiary, otherwise known as Angola or 'The Farm.' I had to learn how to have the respect of both staff and my fellow inmates to make the most of my sentence."
"Prison was the last place I wanted to go. ... Taking a job with Prison Fellowship was probably the biggest step of faith I’ve ever taken in my life."
Prison Fellowship is partnering with Tyndale and Inside Journal to make sure that every prisoner has access to their special edition Bibles for free.
"There's a lot of untapped talent out there—people who haven't been given a chance because of barriers."