Prison Fellowship Academy volunteer John Markle has received an award from the state of Texas. We caught up with John to get a better sense of why he volunteers and why he can’t imagine stopping.
From COVID-19 relief for prisoners, to policing reform, to higher education behind bars, the Prison Fellowship network of justice advocates has made a difference for those affected by crime and incarceration.
LaDavid wanted to get his life back together. But when he ended up in prison, he had to learn how to surrender his will for something greater.
When 17-year-old Damion got to prison, he had one goal: survive. “Let’s see if I’m going to make it out of here,” he told himself. Then he discovered the one thing that would help him push through.
Caleb had chased the approval of others since he was a kid. He never dreamed his longing could lead to witnessing a murder and doing time.
For Susan Nutt, the very worst time to volunteer turned out to be exactly right. Her cancer was progressing—could she really find time for prison ministry?
Running the streets felt like freedom to Rafael, but he was running toward destruction. In prison, he spotted a flyer for the Angel Tree program. He had no idea his life was about to change.
Roderick spent years addicted to crack cocaine and the lifestyle that came with it. In prison, everything changed. Now he’s a mentor, showing other men how to find freedom.