The prison population is one of society’s vulnerable communities.
Statement from Prison Fellowship’s CEO James Ackerman in response to the events of last week at the U.S. Capitol, as seen through the unique perspective of the life and work of our founder, Chuck Colson.
California is in the midst of some of the largest fires ever to break out in the state. More firefighters are needed. For many years now, California has looked to the incarcerated for help.
COVID-19 may have closed America’s prisons, but it can’t shut out the hope of the Jesus. We are seeing new and innovative ways developing to share the Gospel with the incarcerated.
Despite recent reforms, the United States still has the largest prison population in the world. America’s prisons need a culture shift if we’re to see an end to the cycle of crime and incarceration.
In this Easter message of second chances and redemption, Prison Fellowship president and CEO James Ackerman looks back at Charles Colson's legacy.
James Ackerman is the CEO of Prison Fellowship® and a longtime Angel Tree® volunteer. The following story was originally published for Jubilee®, and is reprinted here with permission.
My wife Cathy and I couldn’t tell if anyone was home.
We walked up the cluttered approach to the old mobile home and knocked on the door. There was no car in the driveway and no tracks in the snow that had fallen overnight.
On paper, my nephew should never have become addicted to drugs. He was a bright young man raised in a wonderful home by godly parents. And yet, he traded it all in for his substance abuse, leaving his heartbroken family behind when he went to prison.