For many family members of incarcerated men and women, the barriers to staying in contact with their loved ones behind bars can be tough to overcome. Separated by long distances and inflexible schedules, these families ultimately lose touch with each other, depriving prisoners of the support and encouragement needed to make a break from past behavior and to successfully endure the time spent in prison.
A version of this post appears on the Justice Fellowship website.
In 2015, an estimated 5.8 million Americans are denied their right to vote. Christian leaders who set policy should act to correct this affront on redemption, restoration, and hope in our communities.