With another Tax Day recently passed, Americans are once again reminded of the monetary costs needed to maintain an ordered society.  We are also reminded that not all of the money collected for this purpose is used as effectively or as efficiently as it could be. This is definitely true in the case of corrections […]
April 22, 2014
Written by Steve Rempe
Last Easter, Prison Fellowship Ministries® President and CEO, Jim Liske, visited the Central Florida Reception, a large prison camp with different wings for prisoners who need hospice care or are too young to be housed with the general population. In the chapel, Jim preached about Timothy, who grew up without a father, and told the […]
April 16, 2014
Written by Prison Fellowship
A prisoner I’ll call Jared is getting ready to be one of the first graduates of a new Prison Fellowship pre-release unit. This is his third time behind bars. He has spent most of his life as a drug dealer and a petty thief, governed by that troublesome four-letter word: self. Jared admits that he […]
April 14, 2014
Written by Jim Liske
Hank Green, half of the of the popular “Vlogbrothers” video blog team, was recently asked by a viewer, “If you could do a high-quality animated video about any issue in the world, what would you choose?”  Green’s response?  “I went with incarceration in America, because it is messed up.” Cue the video.
April 11, 2014
Written by Steve Rempe
What advice would you give to a younger you?  If you could give yourself a warning, or point a juvenile version of you in a particular direction, what would you say?  Would it make a difference? The question became painfully real to Trent Bell, an architectural photographer in Maine, when a longtime family friend was […]
April 8, 2014
Written by Steve Rempe
One of the cruelest facts in criminal justice is that more than 40 percent of ex-prisoners end up being sent back to prison within three years of their release. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With the right guidance before and after they complete their sentences, former prisoners like Duane can build successful lives on the outside.
April 8, 2014
Written by Prison Fellowship
In this special Easter edition of the Frontlines video series, Prison Fellowship Ministries President and CEO Jim Liske recounts his recent visit to teach at a church where an inmate choir led the congregation in worship, sharing a beautiful picture of the unity of God’s Kingdom inside and outside prison walls. Hear how lives and […]
April 3, 2014
Written by Prison Fellowship
It was like a prison from a Hollywood film set: thick limestone walls pocked with small windows; dark, oppressive cells; and narrow corridors full of musty, unmoving air … As I passed through many layers of security and entered the cell block, I could feel the oppression of hopelessness surrounding me. But in the heart […]
April 2, 2014
Written by Jim Liske