*Mission Focus for May – Prison and Parole Ministry

May 21, 2017

Nationwide, as many as 60 percent of ex-prisoners are unemployed one year after their release from prison.  This signals pending disaster — not only for the ex-prisoners and their families, but also for the broader community.  Without a source of income, many ex-prisoners have trouble finding housing.  The stress of unemployment also puts people at higher risk of alcohol and drug abuse, particularly for those who already have a history of drug problems. (https://www.prisonfellowship.org)  Do you think serving a jail sentence should follow a person for life?