Restoration Series is a new series about Prison Fellowship Academy. Go on the journey in this series of Prison Ministry, reducing recidivism. Watch the first episode here!
Restoration Series: Jonathan’s Walk
For years, Jonathan has been in prison. As a result, he has missed milestone moments with his family. He wasn’t there for his daughter’s first day of school or a thousand little experiences with his wife and as a father, he is devastated to be separated from those he loves most.
Jonathan has been looking forward to his release from prison for over a decade. So many life events have been missed and he is now ready to be with his wife and kids again. Of course, this transition isn’t going to be easy. The odds are against him: with over half of prisoners returning to prison within two years, Jonathan is aware of the challenge set before him.
Still, he is determined to take the skills he has learned into the world outside of incarceration and stay there, helping build the community that he is part of for years to come.
Prison Fellowship presents The Restoration Series: Jonathan’s Walk, a 5-part documentary film series following one man as he re-enters his community after 15 years in prison. It demonstrates in imagery, powerful storytelling and social interaction what it means to be human and the shared need of all people to see communities restored.
Though America is home to only 4% of the world’s population, we house more than 20% of its prisoners. Recidivism–the tendency of a criminal to reoffend—is out of control. The Restoration Series tells the story of men and women who have experienced The Academy, a revolutionary in-prison program that is combatting incarceration and recidivism head on.
Jonathan’s Journey is explained in this Prison Fellowship series webpage. Remember to come back to view all episodes as they go live!
Honestly this series depressed me. You may not know, but I’m a single mom because the kids dad was in prison for domestic violence. He used drugs and that was a big problem. When he got out of prison he ended up violating parole a few times, and didn’t have much support getting his life back on track. I ended up having to move away to a new town because he was doing so bad. I wish that there was more support for inmates when they are inside, and when they get out to help them stay out of the system. I don’t think this is something we have in our state.
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