In partnership with Prison Fellowship, we examine a biblical view of incarceration, the impact incarceration has on men, women, and their families while they are in prison, and the societal challenges they face after they have reentered back into society.
As you watch these ten conversations, be sure to refer to our glossary for commonly used terms to help you better understand many of the topics and issues that will be covered.
For the LORD hears the needy
and does not despise His own people
who are prisoners.
Father of the fatherless
and protector of widows
is God in His holy habitation.
God settles the solitary in a home;
He leads out the prisoners to prosperity,
but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
I will give you as a covenant
for the people,
a light for the nations,
to open the eyes that are blind,
to bring out the prisoners
from the dungeon,
from the prison
those who sit in darkness.
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison
to those who are bound.
"I was naked and you clothed Me,
I was sick and you visited Me,
I was in prison and you came to Me."
For you had compassion
on those in prison,
and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property,
since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession
and an abiding one.
Remember those who are in prison,
as though in prison with them,
and those who are mistreated,
since you also are in the body.
For we are His workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand,
that we should walk in them.
Open your mouth for the mute,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
defend the rights of the poor and needy.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,
he is a new creation.
The old has passed away;
behold, the new has come.
2 Corinthians 5:17