Prison Fellowship® believes seeking justice calls us to champion justice that restores both for individuals and for entire systems that have been broken. That’s why we advocate for a criminal justice system that prioritizes fairness, community safety, and rehabilitation.
Every January, lawmakers gather to do the work of creating law. Prison Fellowship staff, Justice Ambassadors, and grassroots advocates come alongside them to be a voice for justice that restores in states across the nation.
During Will’s incarceration, I learned how damaging prison culture can be. Some of our phone calls frightened me. I feared for his safety. And I kept thinking, “There has to be a better way.”
The “Alternatives to Incarceration Act” and the “Re-entry Success Act” are now headed to Governor Lee’s desk for signature.
Tennessee faith leaders send joint letter to members of the general assembly In support of criminal justice reform.
Natalie Grant, Belonging Co., and Prison Fellowship Bring the Gospel to a Women’s Prison in Tennessee
The United States imprisons more of its people than that of any other nation. And the youth justice system is not immune.
2,500 gifts were handed out at an Angel Tree® Christmas party in Tennessee this past Saturday.
The New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro hosted a special Christmas party for prisoners and their families. Incarcerated parents were transported to the church to spend the evening with their children.
The following article originally appeared in Inside Journal, Prison Fellowship’s quarterly publication for men and women behind bars. To learn more about Inside Journal, click here.
Ron Hammer first started using drugs while he was in the U.S. Marine Corps. “It was a stressful time and drugs were an escape,” he recalls.
Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph has a reputation as one of the hardest working basketball players in the NBA. A tenacious rebounder and clutch shooter, “Z-Bo” has become a fan favorite in Memphis, reflecting the city’s blue-collar work ethic.
A program in six eastern Tennessee counties is helping to prepare men behind bars to become better fathers for their children.
Team Dad, a project funded by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services and sponsored by the Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority, is equipping these men to be the parents their children need when they are released.
Tom Douglas is a legendary country music songwriter who was recently inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. His musical collaborators include country music stars like Miranda Lambert, John Michael Montgomery, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Collin Raye, and Lady Antebellum.
For the vast majority of inmates, prison cells are not their permanent address. Most prisoners will serve their sentences and then return back into our communities. What kind of neighbors will they be?
If current trends continue, over half of them will be rearrested and back in prison within three years.