Thirteen years ago, two journalists, one who had become pen pals with a prisoner on death row, created a book club called Free Minds in a D.C. jail. Today, about 940 juvenile prisoners have participated, and Free Minds has expanded outside of the jail, too, so members can continue to support one another through written word after release.
Prison Fellowship works to bring good people back to their communities through restorative programming and dedicated volunteers. In the next three years, Prison Fellowship hopes to position itself in the top 50 urban centers for reentry. Through the development of local reentry networks and local church participation, we can see even more prisoners supported in a successful reentry process, and these former prisoners can go on to help others.
Prisoners whose hearts and minds have been restored by Christ have a powerful transformation story to share, and TUMI encourages them to spread this Good News they have found. One TUMI student named Troy wrote a poem to portray how he's seen the Gospel revealed in his own life.