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.
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.
It was hard not to notice the man who couldn’t stop crying. Mostly he kept his head down, but every time he lifted it up, tears were streaming down his cheeks. That was March 7, and Prison Fellowship® volunteer Sandra Tarlen was leading a seminar on forgiveness for a group of prisoners at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Tucson.