“I can never make the day of the accident vanish as if it didn’t exist. It happened. But I can be restored.” Amy, a Prison Fellowship Academy graduate, reveals what happened when she stopped running from God and finally began to grow.
If you had told Tino 30 years ago that one day he would be a devout Christian, he would have been shocked. But that’s the transformative power of God’s love.
'I fell in love with [volunteering] right away, because there were people in there who needed me. A chance to make a difference—that's what I've been praying for my whole life.'
Tammy Franklin has come full circle. A former prisoner, she is now a Prison Fellowship Academy manager at the same facility in which she was incarcerated.
In 2018, an earthquake shattered roads and shook buildings in Alaska. The epicenter of the quake was traced to Goose Creek Correctional Center. But the incarcerated population there have been experiencing seismic shifts of a more positive kind through Prison Fellowship and The Urban Ministry Institute.
The Prison Fellowship Academy addresses criminogenic thinking while offering prisoners a chance to learn values and skills to help them thrive in life after prison.
Behind bars Alex found God, learned the meaning of community, and gained a greater respect for others. Now he travels the country doing what he loves.
The Create: New Beginnings workshop brings restoration behind bars through the healing power of art and community.