We help restore justice and healing to families and communities in response to crime.
Prison Fellowship International is a global association of 120 national affiliates, working with the assistance of over 45,000 volunteers, to promote human dignity and the transformation of prisoners.
Prison Fellowship International is the world's largest and most extensive criminal justice ministry.
Mission: The mission of Prison Fellowship International is to proclaim and demonstrate God's love by reaching out to prisoners, ex-prisoners, their families, victims and the community. PFI is a ministry of transformation and reconciliation. The heart of Jesus' teaching is love and forgiveness - living in peace with God and with one another, even those who offend us.
Recently two States of Jersey (United Kingdom) politicians spent the day with senior prison officers to get new insight into their work. “I was impressed by the passion and dedication of the staff I met. Their commitment to prisoner rehabilitation and focus on working collaboratively was truly inspiring.” http://ow.ly/6lSg50y6so9
jerseyeveningpost.com TWO senior politicians donned prison officer uniforms and spent a day with staff at HMP La Moye in an effort to better understand the work that goes on there.
A renewed emphasis on rehabilitation and treatment of prisoners is the result of recently released reports in New Zealand. “People need more support before, during and after being incarcerated to help them stop re-offending and find work and housing.”
scoop.co.nz The Public Service Association welcomes the announcement of a new strategic direction for the justice system, but says union members want to be properly included in designing the system they will eventually implement.
“Lord, when I feel that what I'm doing is insignificant and unimportant, help me to remember that everything I do is significant and important in your eyes, because you love me and you put me here, and no one else can do what I am doing in exactly the way I do it.” ― Brennan Manning #Godslove #incarceration #hope #rememberthoseinprison
The president of Tanzania recently pardoned more than 5,000 prisoners across the country. #Tanzania #prisonreform #incarceration http://ow.ly/1IUs50y6riz
vaticannews.va As Tanzania marked its 58th anniversary of independence, President, John Magufuli Monday pardoned more than 5,000 prisoners across the country.
Camila is 9 years old and lives in Colombia; her mother is in prison. Camila was very quiet and reserved. But through her participation in the Prison Fellowship International child sponsorship program, Camila has blossomed. Find out more about Camila and how you can help the children of prisoners worldwide. http://ow.ly/joeY50y6qEZ
pfi.org Camila was very reserved and quiet. But now she is outgoing and interactive, enjoying the activities offered to her through the child sponsorship program.
“Communication, as many prisoners point out, is a right, and if you aren’t given a meaningful way to communicate, it’s basically the state setting you up for failure." #cjreform #prisonreform http://ow.ly/fIzH50y6qDl
tvo.org Provincial inmates are limited to 20-minute collect calls. Critics say it’s time to update the system so that prisoners can access the services they need.
The nonprofit Jerrylyn Foundation is working with Ghana’s Junior Girls Correctional Centre to provide toiletries to the young women in the facility. “These children also have pressing needs which government alone cannot provide, yet very little is heard about them.” http://ow.ly/xts650y6qB3
modernghana.com The Jerrylyn Foundation, a nonprofit organisation has supported the Junior Girls Correctional Centre...
By making a planned gift to Prison Fellowship International, you touch the lives of prisoners and their children and help them experience the transforming love of God. Find out how to leave a legacy of hope for future generations at our website. http://ow.ly/xYSs50y6qxQ
All detainees and guards in Tunisia will be receiving a prisoners’ rights guide by the end of March 2020. The initiative aims to "spread the culture of human rights in prisons," said Justice Minister Karim Jamoussi. #prisonreform #humanrights
aawsat.com Tunisian authorities on Tuesday began distributing a guide outlining prisoners' rights to be kept in all detention facilities, AFP witnessed. The guide was handed out to detainees at Mornaguia, the main prison in central Tunisia, close to the capital
“I was very broken after being taken to prison. I thought all was lost and I would not find anything meaningful in my life. I joined The Prisoner’s Journey and heard Jesus speaking directly to me through the Gospel of Mark. This gave me hope and I decided to follow Jesus. I have seen the power of [this program]. Conflicts between prisoners have reduced significantly. I now live in a halfway house where I am receiving training in skills to use for God’s good.” http://ow.ly/nsUg50y6qsb
“I am the youngest daughter of a murdered car salesman and that part of my identity comes with great pain. … To sit in a correctional center and offer that part of my story, my identity, was not easy. And yet, it was also extremely cathartic. As I began to hear their stories, and to see their pain, I began to realize that they too are stigmatized, ostracized, bullied, and belittled.”
pfi.org Thirty-five years after her father’s murder, Belinda finds healing through sharing her story with prisoners.
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” 1 John 3:1 #1John #childrenofGod #prison #prisonministry
“One of the inmates speaks philosophically about incarceration and the importance of just being able to be at peace with the present moment and the power of prayer to overcome adversity.” #incarceration #prayer #prison http://ow.ly/vTlc50y6qgS
stjohnsource.com Filippo Cassinelli writes about a group of inmates at the Alexander A. Farrelly Criminal Justice complex who meet weekly with members of the St. Thomas Reformed Church to find some solace in their fai
Prison Fellowship International is a worldwide community dedicated to helping alleviate the suffering of prisoners, their families, and victims of crime. We engage nearly 500 full-time staff and board members, and train, equip, and mobilize more than 66,000 volunteers in our indigenous ministries throughout the 112 countries and territories where we work.
“They have done something wrong, fine. They will need to be punished for that, fine, but they paid. So once they come out they should not be punished all their life long for something they paid for.” Advocates in Jamaica are working to combat the disinterest they see toward prisoner rehabilitative programs, job hiring, and lack of opportunities for former prisoners.
jamaicaobserver.com REPRESENTATIVES from local non-government organisation Stand Up For Jamaica (SUFJ) are be...
The new Chairman of Prison Fellowship Nigeria said testimonies from places where Prison Fellowship International projects are being fully implemented “moved us to believe that when we are motivated to activate same in Enugu State, there will be effective prison ministry for a crime-free society.”
sundiatapost.com By Ifeoma Aka Enugu – Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, Archbishop of Anglican Ecclesiastical Province, Enugu, has urged Federal and state governments to do more to improve welfare of inmates in t…
“Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.” Psalm 62:1-2 #salvation #prison #prisonministry
“Society may intend prison to be a place of retribution and correction but much more than that, God has used it as a place of refinement and transformation.”
ugchristiannews.com Finding freedom, even behind bars.
Brandy White of Nova Scotia believes in second chances. “I want people to know that just because you make a mistake it’s not the end of the road. You can come back from things and be productive and happy.”
“I wrote a letter to my father to ask for forgiveness and tell him that I have changed my life by walking in new life with Jesus. My father, who is now paralyzed, then came to see me in prison for the first time despite his state of health." – Graduate of The Prisoner’s Journey.
Our child sponsorship program provides a vulnerable group of children, who often fall into the cracks of what other child-focused programs provide, with care in their specific areas of need. We are uniquely equipped to meet these needs due to our 40 years of serving and caring for children of prisoners worldwide. Find out more at our website:
Imprisonment for public protection (IPP) sentences were designed to indefinitely detain serious offenders who were perceived to be a risk to the public. Despite the abolition of IPP sentences in England and Wales in 2012, 93% of those serving an IPP sentence are still in prison.
theguardian.com Exclusive: call for legislation to end ‘injustice’ of prisoners jailed under now-abolished IPP
Kanhchra lives in Cambodia. Her father was recently released from prison but her grandparents struggle to care for her and her siblings. Through child sponsorship, you can help children like Kanhchra receive nutritious food, healthcare, and an education. http://ow.ly/zN9M50xwZIh
pfi.org Kanhchra lives with her siblings in a wood dwelling in Cambodia. Kanhchra’s grandparents struggle to care for her as her father has recently been released from prison. Kanhchra likes cycling and playing. She likes the color blue. As Kanhchra’s sponsor, you help provide nutritious food, healthcar...
Frankie Campbell, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development for The Bahamas, announced that country’s commitment to end violence against women and girls. The department will work with Prison Fellowship Bahamas to “ensure that [prisoners] have an appreciation for the wrong that they have done; that they have an appreciation for the need to repent for their actions, and that they have an appreciation for the need to care for, and love, our women and girls.” http://ow.ly/fCgb50xwZyh
A new bill is being considered in Russia to allow prisoners to ask the Federal Penitentiary Service to let them serve their time in prisons located in regions where their families live.
rferl.org A powerful committee in the Russian State Duma has urged the legislature to adopt a bill that would allow prisoners to apply to be transferred to prisons closer to their relatives. Currently many convicts go years without visits because their families can't afford to travel thousands of kilometers t...
The Malaysian Prison Department has entered a partnership that would provide more than 900 prisoners who work on the plantations to receive a monthly allowance based on the minimum wage in Malaysia.
dailyexpress.com.my A partnership between the Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Felcra) and the Malaysian Prison Department under a Corporate Smart Internship (CSI) programme has given a second chance to more than 900 former inmates to earn an honest living and reintegrate into society
The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145:18 #prayer #children #prison #hope
The Ghana Medical Association is calling for prisoners to be given quality health care that allows them to “enjoy the same level of health that we enjoy as a country outside the walls of confinement.” http://ow.ly/xMvR50xwZ5L
At the third Forum for Egyptian Prisons, the Interior Ministry said it is interested in adopting a philosophy that “seeks reforming and rehabilitating the prisoners' life to turn them [into] useful people after being released."
“Having a permanent address makes it easier for released prisoners to apply for jobs, stay in touch with their families, keep regular contact with social services and lead as normal a life as possible.” http://ow.ly/S9E250xwYFe
miragenews.com Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) is working on removing one of the biggest obstacles facing prisoners when they are released: finding stable and...
“I saw the worst of criminal lives transformed—even myself giving my heart to Christ.” Read Pavendraj’s story of his participation in The Prisoner’s Journey, Prison Fellowship International’s in-prison Bible study and discipleship program. http://ow.ly/cNMK50xwYJ5
pfi.org Pavendraj learned in prison that God has a purpose for him.
Thokozani lives with his siblings in a mud and sticks dwelling in Malawi. He likes playing soccer and pottery. Through child sponsorship, you can help Thokozani go to school and learn skills for a bright future. Find out how at our website. http://ow.ly/hSoa50xwYE2
pfi.org Thokozani lives with his siblings in a mud and sticks dwelling in Malawi. Thokozani’s mother struggles to care for him as his father is in prison. Thokozani likes playing soccer and pottery. He likes the color black. As Thokozani’s sponsor, you help provide nutritious food, healthcare, and oppor...
Delaware! Join Jay and Laura Laffoon at Calvary Wesleyan Church (Harrington, DE) on 2/7 for the Ultimate Date Night. Tickets available at pfi.org/events
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the highest judiciary body in Latin America and the Caribbean, hosted a special session. Two presenters shared their personal experiences dealing with stigma, trauma, and discrimination due to their parents’ incarceration.
cwsglobal.org Today in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the highest judiciary body in Latin America and the Caribbean, hosted a special session. Judges from the court heard directly from children affected by migration, i...
The Liberian Ministry of Justice received a consignment of more than $3,000 worth of drugs and health supplies from human rights organizations for use in three prison facilities.
frontpageafricaonline.com Monrovia – Serving Humanity for Empowerment and Development (SHED) and Rural Human Rights Activists Programme (RHRAP) in partnership with the Finn Church Aid (FCA) with support from the European Union Tuesday November 26, 2019 donated huge consignmen
"Rather than [participants] being reactive towards something going on out there in the world, they're actually able to respond from a place of self-awareness.”
abc.net.au A training course aimed at helping people think about other people and their needs helps a former drug user turn his life around.
The Prisoner’s Journey invites prisoners on a transformative journey to learn about Jesus the Prisoner, what He wants for them, and what He calls them to do. More than 253,000 prisoners have accepted the invitation. Find out more on our website: http://ow.ly/r8kv50xwYpd
“My trust in God flows out of the experience of his loving me, day in and day out, whether the day is stormy or fair, whether I'm sick or in good health, whether I'm in a state of grace or disgrace. He comes to me where I live and loves me as I am.” – Brennan Manning
Dhurringile Prison in northern Victoria is using outdoor physical activity to help improve the mental health of prisoners. "We want them to live and be a functioning member of society."
abc.net.au A northern Victorian prison, notorious for breakouts, gets inmates involved in parkrun to boost morale and reduce recidivism.
Men line hallways and sprawl from the rafters in makeshift hammocks. They live in cells barely larger than a bathroom stall. This is where Eduard is serving his sentence in Colombia, and it’s also where he came to know Christ’s love and forgiveness. http://ow.ly/tJXT50xwXK1
pfi.org Crime was a way of life for Eduard, passed down from his father. But after learning about Jesus in prison, he says he is a changed man.
Prison Fellowship International is the world's largest and most extensive criminal justice ministry. We help to restore justice and healing in response to crime for all those impacted: prisoners and their children and families, victims of crime, and communities. We do this through humanitarian outreach and Bible-based programming both inside and outside of prisons. To learn more, visit pfi.org.
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Prison Fellowship exists to exhort, equip, and assist the Church in its ministry to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families.
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