It can be easy to dismiss the idea of caring for prisoners, but broken prison systems help perpetuate growing crime rates and prison populations. Millions of prisoners are held in crowded, debilitating conditions as they wait for trial. The system moves slowly—some prisoners wait for trial longer than the maximum sentence they could receive if found guilty.

The system does not rehabilitate people who are convicted of crime. Once released, most will re-offend within five years. Victims of crime are generally ignored except when needed as witnesses in criminal prosecution. They receive little help to recover from their trauma.

There is a better way, and it starts with you.

Join us in advocating for prisoners, ex-prisoners, their families, and victims of crime.

Bible Studies

Each Bible Study includes five brief lessons and questions for reflection. They are useful for individual study as well as group discussion.

Steps to Reconciliation

Learn what it means to resolve conflict between people in cases of wrongdoing and crime.

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A Case Study in Peacemaking

Learn what it means to be a peacemaking follower of Jesus through reflection on Paul’s letter to Philemon in the New Testament.

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Building Peace, Building Right Relationships

Learn how biblical conceptions of peace and justice can transform our behavior in everyday situations of conflict, in how we work with those affected by crime, and in advocating for a just and effective justice system.

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What Is Restorative Justice Bible Study

Explore what it means to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with God.

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Where Love and Justice Meet

Learn how the Bible defines justice and love, how God is characterized by both qualities, and what justice and love mean for us.

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Restoring lives—for good!

Reforming justice systems starts with people like you. When you educate yourself about restorative justice, advocate for reform, and give to Prison Fellowship International, you help transform prisoners, restore them to their families, and build safer communities—for good!

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