I do have to admit, I didn’t know what to expect when I signed up to view this video. I didn’t know what exactly The Prison Fellowship was all about. I’m always eager to learn and I’m so glad that I did get to watch this video. You can count on me to watch the entire series. It really blew me away.
This series is about a young man named Jonathan. He made a terrible, terrible decision at the age of 18. He states “When you are that young, you don’t realize that even the smallest decision can effect your life in a way that you’ll spend a lifetime trying to get back.” I dearly wish ALL middle and high school students were told this. That statement really hit me hard because I have a 17 year old daughter.
Take the time (less than 5 minutes to watch this)
This series will walk you through Jonathan’s release from prison. He is determined to stay out prison once he is with his wife and children. Although, more than half of released prisoners return to prison within 2 years. Jonathan is determined though and I would love to see his life lived out further than just the release.
I also did not know this: Though America is home to only 4% of the world’s population, we house more than 20% of its prisoners. Recidivism–the tendency of a criminal to reoffend—is out of control. The Restoration Series tells the story of men and women who have experienced The Academy, a revolutionary in-prison program that is combating incarceration and recidivism head on.