WASHINGTON, D.C.—Prison Fellowship®, the nation’s largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, released the following statement after the Biden administration’s announcement of 75 commutations and a set of twenty policy initiatives to promote access to economic opportunity for men and women who have left prison.
Faithful Christian communities are pivotal places for second chances. Join the conversation to find out how you can serve returning citizens.
“I want so bad to help in the same way that I was helped.” Reentry can bring a whole new set of problems for returning citizens. Prison Fellowship Academy provides prisoners with the tools they need for reentry.
Prison Fellowship’s partners with The Salvation Army and their Adult Rehabilitation Center residential program to benefit Califronia's returning citizens.
Make sure you and your loved one are ready for what's next with these three things to do before a prisoner's release date.
When Cassie was incarcerated for four years, her children were just 4 years and 11 months old. Knowing their pain from experiencing her own father’s incarceration made it almost too much for Cassie to bear. But she made the most of their time apart. Now she’s reunited with her children and making up for lost time.
From an abusive childhood to a life in and out of prison. Serena Steenholdt felt like her life was spiraling out of control until she found God and reconnected with her children... “God is so much bigger than I ever thought.”
Every year, hundreds of thousands of prisoners are released and return to society, and they need a second chance. The Church should be a place where they can easily find support and encouragement.
"I don't believe that God allowed me to leave prison so that I could kick up my feet and enjoy life. There's a lot of men who have done less than what I've done and are still in prison."
Going to prison was a harsh awakening for Audrey. She couldn't relate to the other prisoners, and felt as though she was trapped on an alien world.
We live in a broken society, but the Church is uniquely positioned to have a profound and lasting impact on the surrounding culture.