Lecrae, Prison Fellowship urge Christians to remember those in jail: 'We serve a God of second chances'

By The Christian Post

Lecrae performs at a Prison Fellowship Hope Event at a prison facility outside Columbia, South Carolina, 2021. | Prison Fellowship

The world’s largest evangelical prison ministry, Prison Fellowship, has teamed up with popular artists in Christian music, including Grammy Award-winning rapper Lecrae, in its annual effort to highlight the month of April as “Second Chance Month.” 

Prison Fellowship, an organization that has offered hope, restoration and healing for prisoners, their families, and victims for more than 40 years, seeks to bring light to the restrictions and stigmas associated with incarceration as many ex-prisoners are doing their best to turn their lives around. 

“Today, there are 44,000 documented social stigmas and legal restrictions limiting ex-prisoners access to education, jobs, housing, and other things they need to reach their full potential,” said Prison Fellowship Senior Vice President for Advocacy & Church Mobilization, Heather Rice-Minus, in an interview with The Christian Post. “We use Second Chance Month to raise awareness about these barriers and unlock brighter futures for people with a criminal record.”

She said the organization seeks to help reduce the number of “restrictions and stigmas” by supporting “those who have paid their debt to society live up to their full potential.”

Source:The Christian Post