Hope still bears the scars of her birth parents' war with addiction. Heroin and alcoholism left her childhood marked with abandonment, isolation, and worthlessness. Even after she was adopted, Hope struggled with thoughts of suicide.
In this week's Insider, Prison Fellowship® field director Denise Harris shares how prisoners in the state of Michigan celebrated Christmas this year.
At the annual Prison Fellowship Christmas concerts at the Federal Correctional Institution in Milan and the Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility, men and women at both facilities were treated to a live performance from recording artist Rufus Harris.
Building a new life is a real challenge for anyone returning to their communities after a period of incarceration. There is the need to find housing, employment, and support; to avoid past mistakes and old acquaintances, while making new connections to help ensure future success.