This week, members of Prison Fellowship met with White House leaders and others to discuss prison reform, which continues to gain support from the White House.
James Ackerman is the CEO of Prison Fellowship® and a longtime Angel Tree® volunteer. The following story was originally published for Jubilee®, and is reprinted here with permission.
If the changing leaves and cooler temperatures across much of the country are any indication, winter is coming. Soon, thoughts will turn to the holidays and the joys that come with having friends and families together for Christmastime.
But for 2.7 million children with at least one parent behind bars, the reality is quite different.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to go into prison?
Prison Fellowship is introducing a new video series where viewers can see what it is like to take a message of transformation to men and women behind bars.
“Prison Fellowship Insider” will provide a chance to look behind the scenes of the ministry.
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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 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.
“We just can’t ignore 2.2 million incarcerated people in America.” —James Ackerman
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2016—While many bemoan the fact that the U.S. incarcerates 2.2 million men and women in its prisons and jails—a 500 percent increase over the last 40 years—James Ackerman has decided to do something more.