Sen. Cam Ward is passionate about second chances and has led the charge for justice reform in Alabama. Ward agreed to answer our questions about criminal justice reform in the state.
Labeled a troubled child from a dysfunctional family, Deborah saw herself as a career criminal. It seemed like she was fated to spend her days in prison.
The United States imprisons more of its people than that of any other nation. And the youth justice system is not immune.
I’ve only ever been a member of one prison gang. Some time ago I was made an honorary member of “God’s Gang for Change,” the faith-based dorm at a correctional facility in Alabama.
On a recent visit I had the privilege of celebrating a worship service with my fellow “gang members.”
Please pray that God will pave the way for Eric to return home to his daughter, and eventually, to return to prison as a volunteer to share his softball ministry.
The MPD has enacted a publicly funded Christian ministry called Operation Good Shepherd to take pastors along with them to crime scenes to pray and talk with those people involved in the crime.