Prison Fellowship International

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.

“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.” John, Ex-prisoner, Malawi

The Kumasi Central Prisons in Ghana were recently given much needed humanitarian supplies by the women’s fellowship of the Victory Bible Church Intl, who urged Christians to regularly visit those in prison. #matthew10:29 #manysparrows #childrenofprisoners #childsponsorship

Every success is hard-earned at women's support group

Dillon’s Cross Project in Ireland is making a difference in the lives of wives and partners of prisoners and former prisoners and their families by providing fundamental life skills, education opportunities, and support. Their goal is to break the cycle of crime: "Really what we are trying to do is prevent the next generation going down the same pathway." The Dillon's Cross Project in Cork, which provides support and education to the wives and partners of prisoners and ex-prisoners, says it is "surviving on peanuts".

On this #MothersDay, we’re celebrating all the amazing parents and caregivers around the world. #prisonministry #motherslove

Adventist Review Online | In Vanuatu, 17 Inmates Show Commitment to Jesus Through Baptism

More than a dozen men from a prison in Port Vila, Vanuatu, were baptized recently as a result of a local church’s prison ministry. “We do this ministry because Jesus said in His Word, ‘When I was in prison you visited me.’” The inmates were escorted to church by correctional officers, who witnessed the ceremony.

Belize Prison's Rehabilitation Programs Raise Morale, Lower Recidivism - In Public Safety

The Belize prison system’s approaches and strategies have reduced recidivism to only 10 percent, including offering drug addiction rehabilitation programs, training and accountability for guards, providing trade skills education, and fostering mutual respect between prisoners and staff. The exceptional success of Belize Central Prison’s rehabilitation programs has led to a 10 percent recidivism rate, a long way from 83 percent in the U.S. #love #faithhopelove #1Cor1313 #prisonministry

VALERYN | Colombia - Prison Fellowship International

When Prison Fellowship Colombia staff found Valeryn, she and her sisters were living with their mother in a Medellin shantytown. Valeryn’s mother is unemployed; her father is serving a 17-year sentence. Their home was in danger of being destroyed by a landslide, but support through our Child sponsorship program helped move the family to a safer home. The support didn’t end there. She and her family also receive food, health care, counseling, and connection to a local church. Every day is difficult, but we’re helping to relieve their burdens. Read more of Valeryn’s story here: Nine-year-old Valeryn survives life without her father in the dangerous shantytowns of Colombia. Child sponsorship is bringing her family hope and help and strength.

Where We Work - Prison Fellowship International

Prison Fellowship International programs help restore the lives of #prisoners and their families with our more than 100 partner prison ministries around the world. Learn more: We have programs in prisons around the world that are proven to restore prisoners, help their families, and integrate them back into their communities.

We are grateful to the many artists and speakers who tell their audiences about child sponsorship, including Liz Curtis Higgs and Anita Renfroe. Want to know where to catch the next event? Visit our events page: #prisonministry #worldwide #jarsofclay #2Cor47

Would you pray with us for prisoners, their children, and the victims of crime? Share your prayer with our team, and we'll pray with you to shed light into the world's darkest places.

Incarcerated mothers in Nakuru prison get beddings – Kenya News Agency

Imprisoned Kenyan nursing mothers who had been sleeping on cold floors with their children recently received 250 beds and bedding through an initiative by the Faraja Foundation. Incarcerated mothers in Nakuru prison get beddings KNA April 6, 2019 Nakuru 0 Nakuru GK Prison have received 250 beds and beddings to be used by 35 nursing mothers at the facility in a move aimed at cushioning them and their children against the biting cold. The initiative by Faraja Foundation, a lo... #prisonministry #Gospel #restoration

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Congrats @Prison Fellowship England and Wales!

It was an honour to witness the final session of the Sycamore Tree restorative justice course at HMP Downview women’s prison. This transformative course helps inspire inmates to take responsibility for their own actions & to learn from them.

I was so pleased to see the progress that had been made and hope it makes a difference. All prisons should have similar courses to help reduce reoffending rates and tackle overcrowding in prisons.

Please consider supporting the Sycamore Tree Project to help more offenders turn their lives around.

'The support never stops' – former prisoner working for Timpson

“We look for staff everywhere, but a lot of people who have been in prison are desperate for an opportunity and we find they make great colleagues," says James Timpson, chief executive of the Timpson Group in Manchester, England. The group has hired more than 1,200 former prisoners to work in its companies. The Manchester company funds recruiting and training for ex-offenders and now has bigger plans

Did you know more than 14 million children around the world have lost one or both parents to prison? Our goal is to provide children of prisoners with things many of us take for granted: safety, health, education, and spiritual care. Help us provide essential, life- and spirit-giving resources. Find out more on our website:

#ResurrectionDay #prisonministry #HeIsRisen #Matthew286

Prison Fellowship Australia - Queensland

A Resurrection reflection from our founder Chuck Colson 🙏🏻
#HeHasRisen #children #childsponsorship #prisonministry #leastofthese

Good Friday Walk of the Cross starts at jail

Prison Fellowship Canada kicks off Good Friday with a Walk of the Cross: A Good Friday tradition continues in Brockville with the annual Walk of the Cross, and organizers are casting a wary eye to the sky.“I’m always worried about the rain,” acknowledg…

Reducing recidivism - Barbados Today

A look at how Prison Fellowship Barbados is helping to reduce recidivism in the Caribbean. As concern mounts among authorities and the wider society over the shocking level of gun crime here, a local social services body has received the green light to introduce a major rehabilitative project at HMP Dodds, St Philip which is designed to significantly slash the high rate of recidivism. The...

Prison Fellowship Australia - Queensland

What an amazing way of offering meaningful restitution that blesses another so deeply in their time of need while being restored to oneself and the community at the same time.
#RJ #RestorativeJustice #PrisonFellowshipAustralia

"God talks to us through parables and He has a purpose for us." -- Anibal, a prisoner in La Paz, Honduras, who attended The Prisoner's Journey, a Prison Fellowship International program introducing prisoners around the world to a restorative relationship with Jesus.

It's been 25 years since Rwanda was ravaged by genocide, but hope still springs as the country and its communities rebuild, and Prison Fellowship Rwanda's reconciliation villages are a part of that plan. Read more:

Mum: Jailed woman chats with kids on videocall | Glenwood Guardian

In Mumbai, an imprisoned mother was able to speak with her two young children after eight years in prison through a first-of-its-kind video call between states. "The children were happy to see their mother, who they knew only through photographs in the family album, on the computer in front of them. It was an emotional moment for all of us." MUMBAI: It was a tearful reunion for Bittu Tiwari (28), who is lodged in on charges of killing her husband, and her two sons aged 11 and 9, who live with their #children #prisoners #restoration #prisonministry

Photos from our 40th Anniversary celebration! - Prison Fellowship

Congratulations to Prison Fellowship England & Wales on their 40th anniversary! Check out photos from their celebration on March 30th at Westminster Chapel, London. Thank you for decades of serving prisoners and their families in the UK.   Thank you to all our volunteers and supporters, current and former staff, chaplains and prison staff, and beneficiaries of our programmes who…

Born in a Cambodian prison while her mother was serving time, Aragel's life has not been easy. Her mother was released from prison, but her father remains there. These are the children we serve. Read more of Aragel's story here:

So grateful for the invitation to hear Emily Colson's inspiring testimony and learn more, through her eyes, about the legacy of her father, Prison Fellowship and Prison Fellowship International founder, Chuck Colson.

Prisoners complete prison fellowship programme | Cayman Compass

Our prisons team has been hard at work in South Africa this week training the next wave of leaders for The Prisoner's Journey. Folks in our Caribbean branch are excited to see the difference this program will make in the lives of the men and women in the Caribbean. Home Featured Local Home Page Prisoners complete prison fellowship programmePastor Alson Ebanks, chairman of Prison Fellowship Cayman Islands, with Aduke Joseph-Caesar, deputy director (rehabilitation) of the Prison Service, at a brief graduation ceremony that was held for inmates.LocalPrisoners com...

Our friends in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Mozambique are in a state of devastation after Cyclone Idai hit Africa earlier this week. Many are displaced, missing, trapped, or worse and the numbers are expected to rise. Prison Fellowship Zimbabwe leaders have reached out asking for prayer as they put the pieces of their lives and their country back together. Join us in praying for our friends in Africa.

Fayemi extends free health services to prisons

Shout out to Prison Fellowship Nigeria, who demonstrates the power of positive community and government partnerships in the work in advocating for the health of prisoners. Abiodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti The inmates of the Federal Prisons, Ado Ekiti and civil servants at the Ekiti State Secretariat on Wednesday benefited from the Free Health Mission of the Governor Kayode F...

“We know that every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. And getting people into prisons where we can actually create relationships with them is a key part of what PFI is doing all around the world.” Listen to Andy Corley on HIM4Her RADIO share how PFI is working globally to minister to prisoners and their families.

Listen to Andy Corley and @Blair T. Carlson on HIM4Her RADIO with @Shug Bury as they share their passion and mission for ministering to prisoners around the world. Listen here:

“The very thing prisoners need is relationships with people who are on the outside. I think this is a very underestimated benefit.” President and CEO Andy Corley shares how PFI is working globally to minister to prisoners and their families on HIM4Her RADIO. Listen here:

Inmate freed thanks to Trump's prison reform dedicates life to helping others

What a beautiful testimony on a life transformed through the work of God and the outcome of successful, faith-based rehabilitative programs for prisoners. The First Step Act is a huge step in prison reform in the U.S. Congrats to the efforts of Prison Fellowship! One of the first prison inmates to be released under a criminal justice reform law signed by President Donald Trump has dedicated the rest of his free life to helping those in need — a calling he said God has placed on his heart.

A person is always more than the mistakes he or she makes.

Dr. Mario Ottoboni | Brazil - Prison Fellowship International

This week we're honoring the great Dr. Mario Ottoboni, the father of the APAC prison methodology, who believed no one is beyond redemption if we just treat them the way we'd want them to treat others. Thank you Dan Van Ness for your beautiful tribute. A reflection on the life of the father of restorative justice, Dr. Mario Ottoboni.

Ex-prisoners benefit from free technical training | Malawi 24 - Malawi news

“Prisons are correction places for one to change and not a punishment. As government we will make sure all prisoners in the country are well treated, taken care of and empowered with different technical skills,” says Malawi's Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi. Great work Prison Fellowship Malawi for the rehabilitation of prisoners and ex-prisoners through vocational skills training. Fifty one ex-prisoners on Wednesday graduated in carpentry, tailoring and electrical installations in Balaka as so to empower them with vocational

"And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them." 1 John 4:16

Rev Francis S. Kollie

Congratulations to Francis Kollie of Prison Fellowship Liberia who was named Liberia's 2018 Humanitarian of the Year for his contributions in justice and reconciliation for inmates and prisons in Liberia. Below, you can see his acceptance remarks for this award.


The Prisoner's Journey evangelization and discipleship program continues to transform the hearts and lives of hundreds of thousands of prisoners around the world. In 2018, more than 92,000 prisoners graduated the 8-week program with a new knowledge of the gospel message. Thank you for your support!

Prison Fellowship Singapore

No one is beyond redemption. Prison Fellowship Singapore shares the transformative story of a staff member.

“I consider myself to be the biggest trouble-maker, out of the eight children my parents have,” Peter Soo admitted candidly. His journey from being a gangster, drug addict and compulsive gambler to a prison counsellor preaching about the redeeming love of God has left many in both shock and awe -- especially his friends from the triad.

Read his full story here:

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