GETTING RIGHT, GETTING OUT, GIVING BACK
Welcome to the Forgiven Felons Website!
Thank you for visiting our site. We are a ministry that believes by encouraging men and women, as they come out of prison, to get connected to a local church, supports groups, and anything else they need to become a productive member of society. Our goal is to reduce recidivism by teaching parolees how to become a better, different, person than before they went to prison. We don't help them forget their past, we show them how to use their past to gain a brighter future. Helping People with a Past realize their Future.
We hold bible studies, mentor one on one in county jails, go into the prisons to share the gospel, and house men when they come out of prison. We believe by Getting them Right, Getting them Out, and showing them how to Give Back, we can fight recidivism.
Helping People with a Past realize their Future!
We try to accomplish this by: Getting Right- whether in prison or out, getting your mind and heart right is vital to staying on the right track. Getting Out- getting out of whatever situation you're in. Prison, parole, probation, addictions, unemployment. Sometimes this takes time and effort but it's important to always be moving forward. Giving Back- pouring into someone else is the most surefire way to the focus off ourselves. Most of our consequences with the law are brought about by selfishness.
Recidivism- Atendency to lapse into a previous pattern of behavior, especially a pattern of criminal habits. (dictionary.com)
67% of all inmates released from prison will be back within three months. (U.S. Dept. of Justice; Bureau of Justice Statistics)
The children of incarcerated parents are five times more likely to end up in jail themselves. 64% of all men incarcerated are fathers.
78% of women incarcerated are mothers. (US News & World Report, April 29, 2002. Volume 132,Number 14, pp. 48 – 51. “Breaking the Cycle”)
Let's fight recidivism!