"Letters from Inside" is a new blog series featuring female prisoners incarcerated at Minnesota Correctional Facility–Shakopee, where Prison Fellowship® runs one of its Academies. Over the coming months, you will hear perspectives from women who are not only serving time for crimes but are now trying to live their lives for Jesus behind bars.
The first day Darryl Brooks entered Prison Fellowship®'s Academy at the Carol Vance Unit in Richmond, Texas, he was wearing the standard DOC-issued white scrubs. Today, when he walks through the doors, he usually wears khakis and a dress shirt.
We first shared Leticia’s story in 2014. Her story has inspired us with its message of an unconditional love that seeks to reconcile and restore those who seek it.
Brian's parents occasionally took him and his sisters to church. They didn't attend often, but it was enough to awaken a hunger in Brian's heart.
The following post was adapted from an article published in the Winter 2013 edition of Inside Journal. Inside Journal is a quarterly newspaper published by Prison Fellowship® just for prisoners.
Prison Fellowship® is looking forward to an exciting year advancing justice reform. Here are the highlights and what to expect:APRIL IS SECOND CHANCE MONTH!
Cindy Sanford is a self-proclaimed "tough on crime" advocate whose accidental meeting with a juvenile lifer strengthened her faith and led her into prison ministry. She is a registered nurse and the wife of a retired law enforcement officer. Cindy and her husband Keith are both official visitors for the Pennsylvania Prison Society.
It all started when someone said, "Hey, let's perform a robbery."
The following article was originally published in Winter 2017 edition of Inside Journal. Inside Journal is a quarterly newspaper published by Prison Fellowship® just for prisoners.
This article is reprinted here with permission.
"I was the guy who needed a project like this," says Dennis Avila.