Freedom Dreamers Chapel Freedom Dreamers is a group of people from different denominations who felt the calling to minister to those that society deemed unworthy. Many of the people in this cooperative have spent years doing ministry in prisons.
Mission of Hope Jail and Prison Ministry Message of Hope non-profit volunteer organization is dedicated to meeting the spiritual needs of those incarcerated as well as helping them break the cycle of addiction by sharing a message of hope, comfort and freedom in Jesus Christ. Through our Next Step Christian Recovery program and Bible-based correspondence courses we help them change their thoughts and behaviors – and, ultimately, their hearts – so they will return to the community as productive citizens and disciples of Christ.
Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE) a grass roots organization that believes that prison should only be used for those who absolutely must be incarcerated. That those incarcerated should have all the resources they need to turn their lives around.
KERYX is a lay-led, non-profit, interdenominational, Christian ministry that is active in prisons around the world and right here in Michigan. They provide a highly structured program that promotes solid Christian life-skills. I am a proud graduate of their program.
HonerRestored is an organization founded by a guy I knew in prison dedicated to abolishing the Sex Offender Registration Act in Michigan which the US Supreme Court has said violates the constitutional rights of those forced to register.
Reform Alliance The mission of the REFORM Alliance is to dramatically reduce the number of people who are unjustly under the control of the criminal justice system – starting with probation and parole. I wholeheartedly agree with goal.
The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. They achieve this through award-winning journalism, partnerships with other news outlets and public forums. In all of their work they strive to educate and enlarge the audience of people who care about the state of criminal justice.
Prison Fellowship was founded in 1976 and exists to serve all those affected by crime and incarceration, and to see lives and communities restored in and out of prison—one transformed life at a time. While I never had direct contact with any Prison Fellowship staff or programs at any of the prisons I was housed at, I know it is the gold standard for prison ministries and I have great respect for what they are doing both in America and around the world.
Rock of Ages Ministries is dedicated to fulfilling the Great Commission in taking the Gospel to prisons, educational institutions, military prisons, and through their church planting assistance program. Established on 5 continents preaching the Gospel and conducting discipleship classes on a daily basis. Their goal is to glorify God by taking the Gospel to the entire world. ROA is active in Michigan prisons and their preachers were faithful men of God who preached the word of God and I highly respect them.