When Raul stopped hiding in Costa Rica and returned to the United States, he knew prison awaited him. He anticipated the trial, the sentencing, and the loneliness. But God had more in store.
A state attorney said Robert would never change. But Robert’s story didn’t end in prison, and that surprised everyone—including him.
She witnessed her family and others being torn apart by incarceration. Now Erica is using her voice as a Justice Ambassador to help restore similar lives.
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“Justice that restores. What does that mean? Who are we restoring? Where are we restoring them to?”
Prison Fellowship President and CEO James Ackerman asks these questions to a recent gathering of volunteers in Tampa, Florida. The answer, he suggests, can be found in the words of the prophet Isaiah: “Learn to do right.
The written word. It has the muscle to enlarge minds.
To touch hearts.
To educate and inspire.
That’s why Mike Oliver collects and organizes books each week that will be sent to Florida prisoners.
But there’s another reason.
Five years ago, Oliver, 72, was incarcerated and knows how good it felt to receive reading material while serving time.