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.”
Tammy was surprised at the Academy participants’ dedication. “They began to truly care for one another, standing up for each other, encouraging one another. After all the conflict, I was so amazed and relieved.”
Create: New Beginnings is giving prisoners—and Prison Fellowship staff—a chance to experience God’s provision. “The weekend at Shakopee was a success … God was there, and He showed us His presence every minute.”
How does Prison Fellowship bring the light of the Gospel to some of the darkest places in prison? Through Inside Journal, Prison Fellowship’s prison newspaper that offers the incarcerated encouragement and advice.
When people talk about prisoners being responsible, it’s usually in the negative sense of culpability. But in the Prison Fellowship Academy, every participant has positive responsibilities, like fulfilling their program commitments and supporting their Academy classmates. And that changes everything.
Access to Pell Grants can’t change a prisoner’s release date, but it can dramatically change the outcomes for the person and for society. By restoring investment in education behind bars through Pell Grants, we can tap into the God-given potential of people who, despite their choices in the past, can make significant contributions to their families, communities, and future employers.