Americans believe in the presumption of innocence, yet two-thirds of all those in jail have yet to be convicted. Does our jail system reflect our American values?
By Emily Harris Greene
December 10, 2018Alternatives to Incarceration | Pew Charitable Trust | presumption of innocence | Survey
Does your church have an active ministry focused on prisoners and their families? For most congregations in the United States, the answer to that question is “no.”
A new study by LifeWay Research reveals that while more than four out of five pastors have visited a correctional facility at some time, and virtually all believe it is the Church’s responsibility to help returning prisoners and care for their families, few have contact with current or former prisoners as a regular part of their ministry.
By Steve Rempe
May 27, 2016Institute for Prison Ministries | LIfeWay Research | pastors | prison ministry | Study | Survey | Wheaton College