Over the last quarter century, the number of women behind bars has increased by more than 700 percent. According to The Sentencing Project:Half of those women were not employed full-time the month before incarceration. Nearly half had never finished high school.
The newly announced president and CEO of Prison Fellowship, James Ackerman, was recently interviewed on WHO Radio in Des Moines, Iowa. During the program, Ackerman described to host Jamie Johnson the work of Prison Fellowship, and how he came to be involved with prison ministry.