According to a 2012 study by The Sentencing Project, a not-for-profit criminal justice research and advocacy organization, 1 in every 108 people in the United States is imprisoned.
“The number one thing a Christian in here needs is encouragement,” wrote a friend in prison. “The walls, the rules, the chains, the isolation, the sensory deprivation and everything else are designed to break a human being down.”
Next, we can support those in prison through prayer, he added.
“Lastly,” he said, “is fellowship—like what we do,” referring to our letter-writing. “It makes me feel good knowing someone was thinking about me. It lifts me up.”
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Sarah Carson. Please pray for traveling mercies as members of the Women of the ELCA executive board make their way home today.
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