Brandon Chrostowski is on borrowed time and making the most of his second chance with EDWINS, a fine-dining restaurant staffed by the formerly incarcerated.
Several members of Prison Fellowship®'s marketing and communications team had the opportunity to attend a Christmas party in prison on December 3rd. The following are a few glimpses of an unforgettable day.
There are few scenes quite as serene and peaceful as an expanse of green grass, shaded by a stately oak tree. The bucolic imagery has the ability to calm and comfort, transporting people from their everyday struggles, if only for a few fleeting moments.
Hot Chicken Takeover (HCT) is an up-and-coming restaurant in the trendy “Short North” neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio. The popular eatery boasts that it has the best “Nashville style” fried chicken and soul food in town, with long communal tables designed to allow patrons to share the experience with others.
Amid all the sound and fury emanating from Cleveland and the Republican National Convention this week, a smaller gathering took place, focusing on some of the successes taking place in criminal justice reform on the state level. And while it might not have drawn the same attention as what was occurring on the convention floor, the positive stories of rehabilitation coming from that forum offer hope for the future and the promise of better things to come.
With recent events in places like Ferguson, Baltimore, and Cleveland, it is not surprising that the relationship between law enforcement officers and citizens in many urban areas is at a low point. Mistrust, fear, and resentment from all sides have raised tensions, with criminal acts and threats of violence turning neighborhoods into potential war zones.