As Missouri plans another execution on Feb. 7 in a case with a strong innocence claim, Rev. Lauren Bennett’s story offers a look inside the execution chamber. Last month as she ministered deep in the valley of prison until the shadow of death passed over,
Over the past 20 years, Argentine prison authorities have encouraged, to one extent or another, the creation of units effectively run by evangelical inmates — sometimes granting them a few extra special privileges, such as more time in fresh air.
The Angel Tree program of Prison Fellowship and similar ministries are part of an effort by some faith groups and congregations to bring Christmas cheer — and connection — to prisoners and their kids.
James Ackerman of Prison Fellowship urges Christians to use words that uphold people’s potential, rather than those that hold them back with harmful stereotypes. Words should affirm their whole identity, he adds, including their capacity to change and grow.
With coronavirus restrictions limiting or preventing access to prisons, faith-based organizations have adapted and innovated during the pandemic to keep up their prison ministries and services.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (BP) -- Sharing the love of the Christmas season came through individual gifts to every inmate in South Carolina this year, provided by churches and associations in the South Carolina Baptist Convention (SCBC).
A former corrections officer, Rev. David Tolliver serves as chaplain at Jefferson City
NASHVILLE, N.C. (RNS) — Inside a squat cinderblock building on the grounds of Nash Correctional Institution, 24 inmates are hunched over white plastic tables listening to
(RNS) About 65 million Americans – or 1 in 4 adults – have a criminal record that can lead to reduced access to jobs and
For the past 15 years, Alan Bean has found himself involved in some of the biggest criminal justice controversies in Texas and Louisiana.