Behind bars Alex found God, learned the meaning of community, and gained a greater respect for others. Now he travels the country doing what he loves.
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Does prison really ensure justice and maintain public safety? What is the relationship between incarceration and the economy in America?
At the 11th annual Angel Tree Football Clinic on Aug. 27, Prison Fellowship and the NFL Alumni of Northern California joined forces to give more than 200 at-risk kids, ages 7 to 13, an unforgettable day away from stresses and pressures.
This Thanksgiving, Beth will be celebrating how God has continued to transform her and use her during this year since her release.
As counterintuitive as it may seem, over the past five years both crime and imprisonment have declined. At least in 30 states.
Earlier today, The Pew Charitable Trusts released an infographic that illustrates this positive trend. According to its research, Pew found that between 2009 and 2014, the national imprisonment rate fell 7 percent, while the crime rate fell 15 percent (that’s half of the crime rate from 1991).
Stephanos Bibas, a professor of law and criminology at the University of Pennsylvania, has written a thoughtful piece in National Review on the state of incarceration in the United States. Challenging presumptions of both left and right, Bibas argues that an effective system of corrections is one that holds people responsible for their behavior, but also seeks to forgive and restore those who have served their sentences.
What does it take to be a prison warden?
The answer to that question is rapidly shifting.
“Corrections has changed,” explains Warden Chris Hendry, Martin Correctional Institution (Indiantown, Florida). “We’re not ‘prison bosses’ anymore. We’re not in the same environment we used to be.”
As concert goers were serenaded by Casting Crowns, Newsboys, Crowder, and many more Christian artists, they also got to witness a very touching moment.
Hayden’s life collapsed the day his daddy went to prison. But today, Hayden is getting the love and support of caring Angel Tree volunteers and the church community where it all happens.