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  • Faith group’s advocacy speeds prison reform bill

    May 24 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Faith group’s advocacy speeds prison reform bill

    Years of prison reform advocacy is reaping fruit for Prison Fellowship with the passage of a bill termed a “first step” in rehabilitating federal prisoners and reducing recidivism. Churches are also a crucial player in preventing incarceration, reforming prisoners and speeding their productivity upon release, Christian advocates said.

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  • ‘Second chances’ urged for re-entering prisoners

    April 30 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Second chances’ urged for re-entering prisoners

    A broad and diverse coalition that includes the Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity is pushing reforms in America’s justice system to foster the rehabilitation and societal re-entry of prisoners. Prison Fellowship, the well-known Christian ministry to prisoners and their families, has spearheaded the effort in April through its Second Chance Month initiative.

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  • ERLC helps lead call for justice reform

    June 23 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC helps lead call for justice reform

    The Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity has joined with Prison Fellowship and other organizations in an appeal to Christians to work for a “fair and redemptive” justice system in the world’s leading incarcerating country. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission partnered with the country’s largest outreach to prisoners …

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