The Prisoner’s Journey
The Prisoner’s Journey (TPJ) course is designed to transform the lives of prisoners from the inside out, by introducing them to a restorative relationship with Jesus, who was also a prisoner. The first phase of a longitudinal, third-party, empirical study of TPJ, conducted by Dr. Byron Johnson and a team of researchers from the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University, is almost complete. The study focuses on the impact of TPJ in multiple prisons in two countries. Early assessments from the first phase of the study indicate that this program transforms prisoners’ lives: by increasing prisoners’ religious engagement, TPJ increases their motivation for identity transformation, helps them grow in virtue and reduces their aggression – all social indicators that they are on a path to successful rehabilitation.