April has been designated as ‘Second Chance’ month by the world’s largest evangelical prison ministry.
Prison Fellowship has offered hope, restoration and healing for prisoners, their families, and victims for more than 40 years.
The Christian Post reports, the organisation is seeking to highlight the restrictions and stigmas associated with incarceration.
Spokesperson, Heather Rice-Minus says, many ex-prisoners are doing their best to turn their lives around.
But she says there are 44,000 documented social stigmas and legal restrictions that limit the access of ex-prisoners to things like education, jobs and housing, and other things they need to reach their full potential.
Prison Fellowship is partnering with churches and Christian artists during April to roll back some of the restrictions and stigmas ex-prisoners face.
It’s also committed to assuring all who are in jail know, there’s hope in Christ, and that prison doesn’t have to be the end of their story.