Almost 2.2 million Americans are incarcerated, but with your help, Prison Fellowship® is active in all 50 states. One way we reach prisoners is through Inside Journal.
One of the most endearing stories Chuck Colson shared is found in his book Loving God. He wrote of Myrtie Howell—a 91 year-old woman he met in an “old folks’ home” in Georgia.
Myrtie was born poor, had only one year of schooling, and was married at age 17.
By bringing the words of incarcerated writers directly to the general public through her article, Jones hopes to provide people with a better understanding of what goes on behind bars from raw, firsthand accounts. The excerpted letters cover a range of issues and perspectives, and give readers an inside look at what everyday life is like for prisoners.