#SecondChanceMonth

Just the other day I was discussing with a Pastor friend this issue. I commented: Although there are some who are “Career Criminals” the vast majority of men and women, who have some solid interaction with the church first on the inside and then continuing on the outside have a very low recidivism rate. It … More #SecondChanceMonth

D.C. jail treatment of Capitol riot defendants draws bipartisan outrage

Y’all know, well most do that as an ex-mate, Prison Chaplain and Constitutionalist I am all for law and order. I am also a strong advocate to lower the recidivism rate in the nation. So anytime we treat inmates and especially those pending convictions, even with “good intentions” (think Covid protections), inhumanly we are encouraging … More D.C. jail treatment of Capitol riot defendants draws bipartisan outrage

Devotional Thought for Today – 04/23/2021

Comfort for the Grieving, Hurting, and Dying Series – Part XVI As we come to the final job area of Chaplains, a reminder we started this with describing 14 specific jobs and then breaking that down into 5 job categories. Today’s final job area for Chaplains that of Public Safety. This category encompasses: Law enforcement Fire and … More Devotional Thought for Today – 04/23/2021

APRIL IS SECOND CHANCE MONTH

Every person has dignity and potential. But approximately 1 in 3 American adults has a criminal record, which limits their access to education, jobs, housing, and other things they need to reach that potential. Since launching the first Second Chance® Month in 2017, Prison Fellowship® has spearheaded the nationwide effort to raise awareness about these barriers and … More APRIL IS SECOND CHANCE MONTH

Amber Found Hope, Recovery, and Restoration

INSPIRING HOPE THROUGH TRANSFORMATION “Hope is possible, recovery is possible, restoration and reconciliation are possible … there is hope for me, and there’s hope for anybody that’s in a dark place.”—Amber Amber Bigelow grew up too fast. Amber’s parents divorced when she was just a baby, and she was raised by her mother, who Amber … More Amber Found Hope, Recovery, and Restoration

A Harsh Wake Up Call

Maybe you are incarcerated like Don was, maybe you have some form of addiction, or are one of the 22+ a day Veterans and Military personnel contemplating suicide.  Whatever you are experiencing NO self-help book is going to work but as Don (and I) realized the transforming power of Christ can change your life forever.  … More A Harsh Wake Up Call

Offering Hope in Reentry

The American criminal justice system holds almost 2.3 million people in 1,833state prisons, 110federal prisons, 1,772 juvenile correctional facilities, 3,134 local jails, 218immigration detention facilities, and 80 Indian Country jails as well as in military prisons, civil commitment centers, state psychiatric hospitals, and prisons in the U.S. territories. But people go to jail 10.6 million times each … More Offering Hope in Reentry

Sex Offender Registries Grounded in False Notions

As most of you know I am very conservative and a STRONG advocate for fair and reasonable sentencing. I believe a person must “pay” for there crimes. That being said once they have paid their debt to society I also believe that unfair, illogical and unproductive burdens placed upon them have no place in the … More Sex Offender Registries Grounded in False Notions