Every year, hundreds of thousands of prisoners are released and return to society, and they need a second chance. The Church should be a place where they can easily find support and encouragement.
"There's a lot of untapped talent out there—people who haven't been given a chance because of barriers."
The purpose of the Prison Reform and Redemption Act is to provide federal prisons with programming that will not only benefit the lives of prisoners but also reduce our nation's recidivism rate and improve public safety.
"I don't believe that God allowed me to leave prison so that I could kick up my feet and enjoy life. There's a lot of men who have done less than what I've done and are still in prison."
"Our outreach to the prisons can't overlook the families in our own church."
"The church just really loved me and took care of me. They were there to help me and didn't hold anything back."
Convicted of manslaughter, Brandy served over 6 years before she got a second chance at life. Now she helps others do the same as a mentor.