Soon after Pat Nolan was released from a California State Prison, he found himself seated at a deli with some friends. Nolan, a 15-year veteran of the California State Assembly, and four-time Republican Assembly leader, had served 25 months after being targeted for a campaign contribution he received as part of an FBI sting.
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In the span of one year, William H. “Tank” Black went from setting the record for having the most first-round picks in the NFL draft represented by a single agent, to sitting behind bars on accusations of stealing from his clients, money-laundering, securities fraud, and illegally paying money to college players to win their business.
Learn about prison culture from those who have been there.Reads Born Again (1976), Chuck Colson How former Watergate crook found Christ and founded Prison Fellowship.
From Addict to Disciple (2005), David Hain A short book about shaking addiction God’s way.
With Ears to Hear
It was a few weeks after Christmas 2007, and 28-year-old Josh Coover sat in his 1995 Subaru outside the Navy Yard Metrorail stop in southeast Washington, D.C. The rain pounded against his windshield.
They’re not going to remember, Josh told himself.
Last month we heard from Carol Kent about her remarkable journey to find hope and joy after relinquishing her son to the Florida prison system. This month we journey with novelist Kathi Macias, who, in poignant rawness, explores another mother’s pilgrimage to come to grips with the inextricable link between her mother’s murder and her son’s incarceration.
Volunteer Ann Dawson had never been to prison. But when she agreed to be a mentor, she discovered she had a lot in common with a young woman behind bars.
It was one of those cool, overcast, wet Oregon March days, the kind that couldn’t seem to make up its mind between winter or spring.
If you’re not “in the know,” you could get off on the wrong foot with prisoners or prison officials. Following these do’s and don’ts will help extend your welcome in prison.
Entering a prison as a volunteer can be an intimidating experience.
A former prisoner who claims that the InnerChange Freedom Initiative® “literally saved my life” now volunteers to help other offenders experience God’s transforming love and power.
It’s 4:30 a.m., and Bernard’s Houston home is silent—except for the sound of his voice.