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.
Why would a 40-something, single mom of two spend her days volunteering behind bars at a men’s prison?
Prison Fellowship ended 2019 with 101 Academy sites established nationwide. We're seeing lives transformed behind bars, one story at a time.
When tensions are mounting in a high-security prison, do words really have power to de-escalate fight?
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?
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.”
When people talk about prisoners being responsible, it’s usually in the negative sense of culpability. But in the Prison Fellowship Academy, every participant has positive responsibilities, like fulfilling their program commitments and supporting their Academy classmates. And that changes everything.