BEYOND THE VIDEO. BEHIND THE SCENES
"A lot of times when people commit shameful acts, we throw them away. And God never does that." Two-time Grammy winner Lecrae is no stranger to prison visits. Somehow, this one felt like coming home—not only because he's from Houston, but because he feels a connection to those inside. At the Carol Vance Unit, he experienced something he'll never forget.
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"These are people that need love and encouragement, that the world kind of forgets about. They've done things that are dishonorable…but God still loves them so, so do I."— LECRAE
Lecrae’s crew is known as 116. Each of the men at Carol Vance is known by a number, too—the ones on their prison uniform.
Joined by artists Andy Mineo, Tedashii, and WHATUPRG, Lecrae linked up with PrisonFellowship® for an unforgettable tour stop: a day behind bars. On the yard, the court, and in cinder block cells, they looked into faces of the forgotten and heard real stories of struggle and hope.
Students in the Prison Fellowship Academy® have rap sheets—and, as Lecrae learned, a lot to rap about. There’s just something different about this unit.
"We’re just a bookmark here to tell you that your story isn't over."
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