Second Chance Stories
Every person has dignity and potential. But 1 in 3 Americans has a criminal record, limiting their futures. Hear from former prisoners on life after prison, and join Prison Fellowship® as we unlock brighter futures for the 70 million Americans who have repaid their debt to society.
No drug could soothe Teresa’s pain for long. In an Oklahoma prison cell she prayed, God, I feel like you’re the only One who can heal me.
Most of the people at the Church of Acts in Oklahoma City are coming from addiction, homelessness, or prison. Read what it’s like inside the self-proclaimed ‘church of liars, dreamers, and misfits,’ and why so many former prisoners are finding a home there.
Part Two of Searching For a Happy Ending: 'I knew now that I was valuable, not in spite of my past but because of my past.'
Before co-founding the women’s prison ministry Daughters of Destiny with her husband Mel, Annie Goebel was looking for a happy ending in all the wrong places.
How a mom with a secret found freedom in prison.
I realize I've learned to have a victorious life out here. ... Sometimes it can get rough, but I go back to what they taught me.
Christ can build bridges over any divide and shine light in the darkest of places.
"I don't believe that God allowed me to leave prison so that I could kick up my feet and enjoy life. There's a lot of men who have done less than what I've done and are still in prison."
Once a violent thief, now Monroe Jennings is helping others get back on their feet--literally. "I just look at the freedom I walk in, and I thank God."