The 4 in 10 Texans with a criminal record face significant barriers to employment because of restrictions on occupational licensing in the state. But Prison Fellowship’s advocacy efforts helped to change that—and to open up second chances for meaningful employment to thousands.
If you had told Tino 30 years ago that one day he would be a devout Christian, he would have been shocked. But that’s the transformative power of God’s love.
'I fell in love with [volunteering] right away, because there were people in there who needed me. A chance to make a difference—that's what I've been praying for my whole life.'
Chad found wealth and success after prison, but he didn't have the character he needed to keep it. Which is why one day he found himself once again dressed in a prison jumpsuit on his way to Angola.
In an unforgettable tour stop, Grammy award-winning artist Lecrae learned that Prison Fellowship Academy students have rap sheets ... and plenty to rap about.
The Prison Fellowship Academy addresses criminogenic thinking while offering prisoners a chance to learn values and skills to help them thrive in life after prison.
It’s the cornerstone program of Prison Fellowship, but what is the Academy, and does it work? Read more to learn how the Academy started and the bright future ahead of it.
Dr. Michael Strong spent 25 years behind bars. Today, he gives back to his community through his work with the Crime Victims' Compensation Program.