Prisoners are invited to join the course by a program facilitator, chaplain, another prisoner or at an event.
Participants meet weekly in small groups to learn about who Jesus is, what He calls them to do and what He wants for them.
Course graduates are recognized and celebrated at a ceremony and receive a Bible and a completion certificate.
Course graduates are invited to enroll in additional discipleship programs to develop a deeper knowledge of Jesus.
We commissioned a study with Dr. Byron Johnson and Baylor University to find out if The Prisoner's Journey was really changing lives. We'd seen and heard anecdotal evidence of transformation, but we wanted proof. This third-party study determined that The Prisoner's Journey increases prisoners' religious involvement, motivation for identify transformation and growth of virtues. In short, it is proven to help create positive change from the inside out. Participants showed reduced negative feels and less aggressive behavior – contributing to safer prison environments.Read More
Two former enemies find forgiveness and hope in an unlikely place—a prison chapel—and share their story of transformation and friendship.Read Full Story
By helping to bring God's light into the darkness of prison, you are transforming prisoners' lives, restoring their families and building safer communities.Bring Light into the Darkness