#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

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