Hope Events are one of the backbones of Prison Fellowship’s ministry—but the idea came from a corrections and civil rights leader.
At one of the many prisons of Cañon City, Colorado, a former prisoner offered hope to another. It was like watching one beggar leading another to bread.
Lyle shuffled into the county jail wearing shackles, a waist chain, and cuffs around his wrists. As the officer prepared to escort Lyle to his cell, he called out, "Clear the corridor! Dead man walking."
The yard at Folsom Prison was full of life last Friday as Prison Fellowship® hosted a special Good Friday Hope Event for over 500 prisoners.
Art Hallett was the only one in his teenage group of friends who was never arrested. He credits it to his mother wisely pushing him to enlist in the Air Force at age 17. But his freedom doesn't mean he has never been to prison.