Life behind bars can be difficult, but hope still shines through the darkness. As we say goodbye to 2019, we invite you to look back with us at some of our most popular articles from the year.
Going on lockdown at a correctional facility can put the entire population—prisoners and correctional officers—on edge. In a world where it's, "Every man for himself!" can community thrive?
It's hard to count your blessings when you're coping with the day-to-day realities of prison. It's even harder during the holidays. But four prisoners have found several reasons to give thanks this year.
Not much changes day to day in a prison. But Prison Fellowship Hope Events, like recent ones in Texas, give refreshment and life-changing truth to men and women who need a new beginning. “I’m singing their song. I’ve been a drug addict, a criminal, a convict. I’ve come out on the other side because of my relationship with Jesus.”
Each time in prison was supposed to be her last. Jeannie understood why letters and phone calls to her son went unanswered.
For Anh, stepping into a California prison felt like the end of a long, dark road. She was stunned when a stranger told her the meaning of her name—and even more shocked when she discovered the secret to peace behind bars.
Prison Fellowship explores how U.S. prisons provide hospice services for terminally ill men and women. “I listen to people’s regrets, their stories, their happiness, their joy. I listen to their confessions.”
Tammy was surprised at the Academy participants’ dedication. “They began to truly care for one another, standing up for each other, encouraging one another. After all the conflict, I was so amazed and relieved.”