David had finally hit rock bottom, going from underage drinking to serving prison time. But God hadn’t given up on him.
February 12, 2014
Written by Ron Humphrey
A few years ago, a prisoner at Pocahontas State Correctional Center sent a carefully typed message to the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia (UVA) in Charlottesville, asking what the famous university could do to help him find employment.
February 12, 2014
Written by Alyson R. Quinn
Sometimes God uses a broken person to fix a city. When God gave Nehemiah the vision to rebuild Jerusalem, he was in exile. He was a captive. He was bent under the weight of anguish. But that brokenness was the raw material God used to send him back to the City of Zion and restore […]
February 7, 2014
Written by Jim Liske
I often wonder what God is up to when Angel Tree season comes around — and this past season was very different from previous years. We had only four local children needing sponsors. But soon, a list showing hundreds of unsponsored children in our region of California came in an email, with a request for […]
February 3, 2014
Written by Paula Cady
I stood on a train platform on a cold day in Texas, looking at the map and trying to find the route to my destination. A stranger introduced himself as Marcus and gave me directions. Feeling a nudge from the Holy Spirit, I asked Marcus if I could buy him a cup of coffee at […]
January 31, 2014
Written by Jim Liske
It is no secret that existing state and federal prison systems are too often models of inefficiency and ineffectiveness.  Outdated facilities have been unable to keep up with growing prison populations.  And despite the astronomical costs of housing prison inmates (a study of New York state facilities estimates that annual cost per prisoner is a […]
January 30, 2014
Written by Steve Rempe
It was a rainy day in Phoenix when Prison Fellowship President and CEO Jim Liske became part of a human hallway. Join Jim as he recounts his experience at a volunteer event in an Arizona prison housing inmates from Hawaii. Though separated from their loved ones by many miles, these inmates learned that God’s love […]
January 29, 2014
Written by Prison Fellowship
James Burns of Baltimore isn’t just a guy making a documentary about the impact incarceration has on prisoners. He’s an ex-prisoner who knows its impact firsthand, too. Burns was in and out of institutions from the early age of 6 and spent many of his teen years in an adult prison after gang involvement. The […]
January 27, 2014
Written by Rebekah L. Stratton
I couldn’t believe my ears. I was at a prison where the warden was giving several other wardens and me a tour of the grounds. We met his staff and then sat down with about two dozen prisoners enrolled in Prisoners to Pastors, a seminary-level training program that prepares Jesus-following inmates to be leaders behind […]
January 27, 2014
Written by Jim Liske
Richard was raised in a Klan family in Alabama. His face is covered in offensive tattoos: devil horns over his eyebrows, a swastika on the side of his head. Not only that, he led the pagan rituals in the prison yard! Richard applied to a Prison Fellowship pre-release program, expecting to cruise through unaffected by the emphasis on Christ. But, as […]
January 23, 2014
Written by Katherine Craddock