Kerensa Lockwood’s history in the criminal justice arena brought her to Warden Exchange. Now she’s using her background to bring positive change to corrections.
Chris Hendry led a cultural change as warden of a Florida prison. Now, he's the national director of the program that helped his former facility thrive.
Sam Dye was comfortable, well paid, and in charge as a director at a large government agency. Then he answered an unexpected request that ultimately led him to prison ministry.
Investment enables Prison Fellowship to double efforts to transform prison culture through supporting prison wardens.
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Despite recent reforms, the United States still has the largest prison population in the world. America’s prisons need a culture shift if we’re to see an end to the cycle of crime and incarceration.
Warden Exchange is changing the way we think about prison.
Tim Buchanan meets with every prisoner when they arrive at his correctional facility. "It is not my place to judge these men for the offense which lead to their incarceration," the 45-year-old Warden says. "but rather to instill the concept of accountability for their choices they make moving forward."
For 40 years, Prison Fellowship® has been going into correctional facilities, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with those behind bars, and offering the hope of true transformation. Through the use of Bible-based programming, and with the help of thousands of committed volunteers, lives are being changed, hope is being restored, and darkness is being replaced with the promise of a future.
Amazing! Outstanding experience. The most impacting, rewarding development of my leadership skills and relationships. These are the words of wardens, deputy wardens, and assistant wardens after participating in Prison Fellowship’s recent Warden Exchange program residency in Minneapolis.
The two-day residency began with a comparison between European and American prisons, led by Association for State Correctional Administrators president Leann Bertsch and Colette Mazzucelli, a New York University international relations professor.