We believe our current method of determining pretrial detention through monetary bail can be replaced with more just, evidence-based approaches.
Prison Fellowship is joining with other faith leaders in Michigan in supporting criminal justice reform.
Half of Michigan’s jailed population—some 8,000 people—are awaiting trial. Many of them don’t need to be incarcerated. Tell lawmakers you support pretrial reform.
In the wake of nationwide protests in the United States and around the world, Prison Fellowship calls on lawmakers to ‘be a voice for our brothers and sisters of color’ and pass reform legislation.
COVID-19 may have closed America’s prisons, but it can’t shut out the hope of the Jesus. We are seeing new and innovative ways developing to share the Gospel with the incarcerated.
The term “social justice” can be misunderstood. Prison Fellowship’s Craig DeRoche explains what social justice is and why it’s important for all Christians.
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.
Matthew Charles was one of the first prisoners released after the passage of the FIRST STEP Act. Prison Fellowship editor Maria Mallory White recently spoke with Matthew about what life has been like since his release, and what he believes are America’s next steps in criminal justice reform.
The 4 in 10 Texans with a criminal record face significant barriers to employment because of restrictions on occupational licensing in the state. But Prison Fellowship’s advocacy efforts helped to change that—and to open up second chances for meaningful employment to thousands.
President Trump Signs the FIRST STEP Act into Law, Ushering in a New Era of Criminal Justice Reform
"My house is too quiet," Beth Strong says. "I struggle to make ends meet. Every weekend, I travel several hours each way to see my husband during visitation hours.