Roderick spent years addicted to crack cocaine and the lifestyle that came with it. In prison, everything changed. Now he’s a mentor, showing other men how to find freedom.
What made Lori a “perfect fit” for prison ministry wasn’t only her education or experience. It was a willingness to serve.
COVID-19 forced Blackburn Correctional Center to close its doors to visitors, but that didn’t stop dedicated volunteers and DOC staff from serving incarcerated men.
Create: New Beginnings, Prison Fellowship's unique restorative art program for incarcerated women, recently celebrated a graduation in Oklahoma.
An in-prison sewing club—which includes several Prison Fellowship Academy® participants—is helping to protect Oklahoma City from COVID-19, one handmade mask at a time.
Why would a 40-something, single mom of two spend her days volunteering behind bars at a men’s prison?
Deep transformation doesn't happen overnight. Prison Fellowship Academy participants develop and practice the biblically based values of Good Citizenship.
Prison Fellowship ended 2019 with 101 Academy sites established nationwide. We're seeing lives transformed behind bars, one story at a time.
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The first time James J. Ackerman, Prison Fellowship’s president and CEO, visited San Quentin State Prison was to see a man on death row.
What’s the Prison Fellowship Academy all about? Part 1 of this new blog series highlights integrity, one of the six core values of the Academy. The Academy allows participants to embrace a Gospel-centered worldview and take ownership of their transformation—even in prison, where positive change might otherwise seem impossible.
For most of his life, Josiah steered clear of “crazy” Christians who “make no sense,” just like his Wiccan parents told him to. But in prison, he encountered a "presence" he couldn't explain away.
Things run a little differently at Minnesota Correction Facility—Shakopee. Here, female prisoners engage in community and in-prison programing like the Prison Fellowship Academy.