In their opinion piece this week for "The Hill," Timothy Head and Craig DeRoche demonstrate how faith-based organizations are valuable in curbing recidivism in America.
Earlier this week, Insider took you behind the walls on Rikers Island to December's Prison Fellowship Academy™y graduation.
Rikers Island is the main jail complex for New York City. On average the daily population is 10,000, making Rikers one of the world's largest correctional institutions.
"I was certified as an adult when I was 17 years old and have been locked up for the last 15 years," Robert writes from the Minnesota Correctional Facility at Lino Lakes.
A former prisoner who claims that the InnerChange Freedom Initiative® “literally saved my life” now volunteers to help other offenders experience God’s transforming love and power.
It’s 4:30 a.m., and Bernard’s Houston home is silent—except for the sound of his voice.
From his wife’s hand, John drew his first snort of meth. One encounter with the choice fruit plunged him into a twisted romance with addiction.